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The French government does not expect a vaccine to appear for 18 months

May 16, 2020

French Minister for Innovation and Development, Frédérique Vidal, has called for calm given the level of development of a potential coronavirus vaccine, which she believes will be unavailable for 18 months due to the difficulty of developing it.

“According to the researchers, the laboratories say that the acceleration we have seen in the development of clinical trials gives us hope for a vaccine within 18 months. It is not reasonable to believe that we can predict this period.” unless we intend to endanger people’s security, “he said in an interview with the Europe 1 network.

The minister therefore replied to a request to assess the hopes of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to find a vaccine by the end of the year, as he reaffirmed this Friday at the White House.

The French government does not expect a vaccine to appear for 18 months
The French government does not expect a vaccine to appear for 18 months

“As everyone knows, research into a vaccine takes several years,” said Vidal.