Dr. Anthony Fauci said there is a ‘promising’ coronavirus vaccine that will enter phase three trials next month and that there may be a cure ready by early next year.
“It will be when and not if” there is a vaccine, Fauci said.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in his testimony before Congress on Tuesday, said there were several vaccines moving through the federal approval process at “various paces.”
‘One of them will enter the phase three study in July. This is one that has already shown in preliminary studies, a very favorable response in the animal models that were developed, ” he told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in his opening remarks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said there is a promising coronavirus vaccine that will enter phase three trials next month.
Dr. Fauci was seen taking selfies before testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee
In Phase III, the vaccine is administered to thousands of people and its efficacy and safety are tested, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We are cautiously optimistic,” Fauci added, saying he expects there to be a vaccine “within a year from when we started, which would put us at the end of this calendar year in early 2021.”
He said there were several options to cure the deadly disease.
“Anything is on the table,” Dr. Fauci assured lawmakers when it came to a vaccine. ‘The doors are not closed for other candidates. You can be sure of that.
Fauci’s testimony comes as President Donald Trump has urged the country to reopen, a move that health professionals have warned must proceed with caution.
“We have been severely beaten,” Fauci told lawmakers.
The United States has had more than 2.36 million coronavirus infections and more than 122,000 people have died.
Fauci also said that he has not personally recommended President Trump to wear a face mask.
“I don’t think I can comment on what the President is, the multiple factors involved in the President not wearing a mask.” I certainly wear a mask in public all the time, “he said.
‘I have not directly recommended to the President that he wear a mask. But I think it is very clear to anyone in the country, because I talk about it frequently, about the importance of having physical distance with a mask, and if you are going to be out of your control or by your own choice in a crowd that is imperative. wear a mask at all times, “he added.
Several states in the reopening process, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, have seen increased numbers of cases as orders to stay home have been eased and businesses have begun to reopen.
The White House is preparing for a possible second wave this fall.
‘We are filling stocks in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall. We’re doing everything we can below the surface, working as hard as possible, “business adviser Peter Navarro told CNN on Sunday. ‘You prepare, you prepare for what can happen. I’m not saying it will happen, but Of course you prepare.
Twenty-five states reported more new cases in the week ending June 21 than the previous week, including 10 states that saw new weekly infections increase by more than 50 percent and 12 states that released new records, according to a data analysis by The Reuters COVID. Follow-up project.
Dr. Fauci told lawmakers that a vaccine could be ready in early 2021.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said there will be “when and not if” there is a coronavirus vaccine, ahead of a first-stage clinical trial.
The United States experienced a 25 percent increase in new cases in the past week compared to the previous seven days with Arizona, Florida, and Texas experiencing record increases in new infections
Texas reported one of the largest increases in new cases at 24,000 for the week ending June 21, an increase of 84 percent from the previous week. The number of COVID-19 tests that tested positive in the state increased to 10 percent from 7 percent.
New cases in Florida rose 87 percent last week to nearly 22,000 with a positive state test rate that nearly doubled to 11 percent.
Arizona reported 17,000 new cases, a 90 percent increase, with 20 percent of the tests testing positive.
The governors of the three states have attributed the increases in new cases to more tests, as well as to younger people who do not follow the guidelines of social distancing.
The alarming increases in cases, primarily in the south and west, continue to raise fears that the outbreak is out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping due to resistance among many Americans to wear masks and keep your distance from others.
Confirming predictions that reducing state blocks in the past month and a half would lead to a return of the virus, cases exceeded 100,000 in Florida, hospitalizations are increasing dramatically in Texas and Georgia, and a surprising 1 in 5 of those tested in Arizona are proving to be infected.