Coronavirus Vaccine by the End of the 2020?

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U.S. Army says reasonable to expect some sort of coronavirus vaccine by year-end

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters)

A senior U.S. Army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to part of the U.S. population by the end of the year.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper vowed on May 15 that the U.S. military and other parts of the government would, in collaboration with the private sector, produce a vaccine at scale to treat the American people and partners abroad by year-end.

Colonel Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the U.S. Military Infectious Disease Research Program, told a Pentagon news briefing it was “reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine that could be available at some level, to a certain population, by the end of the year.”

Another Army researcher, Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, said researchers were learning about the science of the new virus “faster than we have about any other virus before.”

“So, going to a vaccine in a matter of months, from concept all the way to Phase Three clinical trials and potentially licensure is unprecedented. But in this case I think very much is possible.”

Army researchers told the briefing…read more:

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    • Takkrath, Viruses and bacteria can mutate, usually a vaccine can be obtained that covers the current genetic make-up of the virus. The regular yearly influenza is slightly altered every year to accommodate the projected changes that the new year’s virus have gone through.

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