Reasonable to expect some coronavirus vaccine by year-end -Pentagon researcher - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • A researcher at the Pentagon suggested Tuesday that it was reasonable to expect that some sort of COVID-19 vaccine could be available to part of the US population by year's end, as reported in the National Post.

  • Colonel Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the US Military Infectious Disease Research Program, said it was "reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine that could be available at some level, to a certain population, by the end of the year."

  • Meanwhile, another Army researcher, Kayvon Modjarrad, said scientists were learning about SARS-CoV-2 "faster than we have about any other virus before."

  • "So, going to a vaccine in a matter of months, from concept all the way to Phase III clinical trials and potentially licensure is unprecedented, but in this case I think very much is possible," Modjarrad remarked.

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