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Fauci expects the US to receive “one hundred million doses” of a vaccine candidate by the end of 2020

June 3, 2020

Anthony Fauci, the country’s top scientific director in the fight against coronavirus, considered Tuesday that the North American country should receive “one hundred million doses” of a candidate for a coronavirus vaccine by November or December 2020.

“Then we hope to have a few hundred million doses by early 2021,” added Fauci during an event by JAMA, the American Medical Association magazine, as reported by the CNN television station.

Fauci said that the first candidate for the coronavirus vaccine, which was examined by Moderna, will enter the final phase of the tests with volunteers, phase three, in the middle of this summer. “National and international preparations are already underway,” he said.

Fauci expects the US to receive “one hundred million doses” of a vaccine candidate by the end of 2020Fauci expects the US to receive “one hundred million doses” of a vaccine candidate by the end of 2020

In phase three, 30,000 people will be examined. The second, which began a few days ago, as Fauci said, involves testing on hundreds of people. The vaccine in question is being tested in people between the ages of 18 and 55 as well as in the elderly and people with underlying diseases.

The United States is the country most affected by the pandemic, both in terms of the number of cases and in terms of the number of deaths. To date, more than 1.8 million cases have been confirmed, while the number of deaths exceeds 106,000. The COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 6.3 million infected and 378,000 dead worldwide.