Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by Winter 2020, Likely by 2021

(President Trump announced “Operation Warp Speed” in May)

Harvard University vaccine researcher Dr. Dan Barouch reported that a coronavirus vaccine was likely to be possible by end of 2020, but that it will likely be available in 2021. There are currently 32 vaccines undergoing human trials, with Barouch directing the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research in collaboration with John & Johnson.

Last month, Moderna and Pfizer announced starting phase three trials on the vaccine candidate.

Pres. Trump was optimistically hoping for a vaccine to be prepared by November 3; however, Barouch stated the best possible deadline would be end of 2020.

And of course… that is IF everything goes to plan.

US Human and Health Services (HHS) has funded the development of vaccines through a program called Operation Warp Speed, with the backing of the CARES Act.

Approximately $10 billion is directed to obtaining at least 300 million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by January 2021.

Johnson & Johnson, Barouch’s collaborating partner, is also a recipient of the OWS funds and has received $456 million so far for Phase 1 clinical trials this summer.

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