UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The coronavirus vaccine in the United States can be tested in humans in a month and a half, for mass use it will be ready in a year and a half, said Director of the National Institute of Health Anthony Fauci.
“I predict that we will be able to start testing (vaccines) in humans within a month and a half,” Fauchi said at a press conference.
According to him, in general, the first phase of vaccine testing will last about three months. At this stage, the vaccine will be tested on 45 people, and at the next stage – “on hundreds, or even thousands of people.”
“Even if everything is done at the speed of a rocket, it will take 6-8 months. Therefore, if we are talking about the availability of the vaccine (for widespread use), then this is a year and a half,” Fauchi summed up.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).
Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19.
The number of people infected in mainland China has already exceeded 77.6 thousand people, 2663 have died, over 27 thousand have been cured.
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