Tens of Millions of Vaccine to be expected by 2021, Fauci Said

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Tens of Millions of Vaccine to be expected by 2021, Fauci Said

Dr. Anthony Fauci expects results from the first human trials associated with Moderna's potential coronavirus vaccine to be available in either November or December, he told CNN.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said his family has received death threats and public harassment over the course of his work on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Instead, scientists are hoping for a vaccine for the deadly disease that is 75 percent effective - but even a 50 or 60 percent success rate would be considered a win, Fauci reportedly went on to say.

The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed aims to expedite development of a vaccine and therapies to treat the novel coronavirus, and the emphasis on speed has provoked public anxiety about the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines, Hahn and the other officials wrote. "Do I think we're going to have a much, much better control one full year from this winter?"

"There's a lot of action going on", said Fauci, who has at times has been at odds with President Donald Trump's pandemic response.

As head of immunology at the National Institutes of Health during the 1980s HIV/Aids epidemic, Dr Fauci, 79, has been in the line of fire before amid a public health crisis.

Northeast states, including Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and CT have imposed tightened restrictions on travelers coming from Rhode Island as the state's COVID-19 cases have steadily increased in recent weeks.

Parents of Rhode Island school children will be able to submit questions to Fauci and Raimondo about the start of school this fall.

The United States has been the hardest hit due to the virus with 4.8 million infection cases and rising death toll with the virus spreading in California, Los Angeles and Florida which have become new hotspots for COVID-19.