Finally, some good news today in the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Drugmaker Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective in the latest trials.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, appeared on the Today Show this morning and cheered Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines and their efficacy rates.
Fauci called today’s news “as good as it gets,” adding “94.5% is truly outstanding.”
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Fauci said vaccinations could begin in the second half of December, with high-risk groups pending emergency approval by the FDA. He said the vaccine could be available to the rest of the population beginning next spring.
Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to sue the Trump Administration if the coronavirus vaccine is not distributed in a fair way.
Dr. Robert Cain says the main problem will be finding enough professionals to administer the shots.
There are, he says, over 600 thousand health education students in the United States that can help safely vaccinate millions of people.