As thousands of people die every day on the planet because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world sure needs urgent measures. When will we get a vaccine for the novel coronavirus? What country will develop it? How much will it cost? How many people will die of COVID-19 until the vaccine arrives? The majority of people are now asking themselves these questions.
The USA is the hardest-hit country by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as it counts over 166,000 deaths and more than 5.2 million infected people. The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mr. Stephen Hahn, pledged that the U.S. “will not cut corners” during its endeavor to develop a vaccine for COVID-19:
“Let me assure you that we will not cut corners,”
“All of our decisions will continue to be based on good science and the same careful deliberative processes we have always used when reviewing medical products.”
The commissioner also said that over 200 trials for COVID-19 vaccines have started. He is, however, unsure when the trial results become available.
Many Americans wouldn’t accept a free vaccine for COVID-19
An even greater problem occurs, as 35% of the United States’ population would refuse a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A Gallup poll made recently reported this percentage of the skeptical Americans regarding a free and FDA-approved vaccine.
Stephen Hahn also added:
“We all understand that only by engaging in an open review process and relying on good science and sound data can the public, and you as providers, have confidence in the integrity of our decisions.”
Most experts believe that a reliable vaccine for COVID-19 won’t be available until mid-to-late 2021, although President Donald Trump suggested that it’s possible the arrival of a vaccine around Election Day in November.