Lead scientist finally reveals when we can expect COVID-19 vaccine to be available

CNN interviewed the Lead Researcher, working on the coronavirus vaccine trials, at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

COVID-19 is spreading around the world, but there is still no drug or vaccine that can kill the virus or protect against it.

So how far are we from the vaccine?

CNN interviewed the Lead Researcher, working on the coronavirus vaccine trials, at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

While answering a question regarding the development of the vaccine, Corbett said, “We are developing a vaccine for COVID-19. It is based on several of our previous projects, where we were investigating vaccines for Mers and Sars coronaviruses, which is closely related to the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett further added, “Vaccine development is a very long process. It generally takes many years to develop. In the first phase, we are testing the safety of the vaccine. In the second and third phase, we will check does the vaccine work, does it create an immune response and protect people from infection.”

Towards the end of the interview, Dr. Corbett spoke about when the vaccine would be available for use.

Corbett said, “We are targeting fall for the emergency use, that would be for health care workers and people who might be in constant contact. As far as the general population is concerned; our target is for next year. If all things go well, we plan to have people vaccinated all over the world by next spring.”

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