Coronavirus Vaccine Slowly Coming Into Focus

Headline Roundup July 31st, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci told a House of Representatives committee Friday that a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine would likely be created by the end of the year, and widely distributed to Americans in 2021.

Some voices examined how people who oppose the use of vaccines may react when the coronavirus treatment is distributed to the masses; others focused on the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending on vaccine research and development. Some coverage from right-rated outlets focused on apparent skepticism from Democratic presidential favorite Joe Biden that a vaccine will be safe initially.

Coronavirus Vaccine Slowly Coming Into Focus

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Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, on Friday said that he is “cautiously optimistic” a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by the end of 2020 and widely distributed to Americans in the following year.

“There's never a guarantee that you're going to get a safe and effective vaccine, but from everything we've seen now in the animal data, as well as the early human data, we feel cautiously optimistic that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year and as we go into 2021,” Fauci...

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From the Right
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U.S. listed shares of Sanofi SNY, -0.90% gained 0.8% in premarket trading on Friday after it said the U.S. government will pay up to $2.1 billion for the COVID-19 vaccine candidate it is developing with GlaxoSmithKline GSK, -0.22%. The GSK stock listed in the U.S. was up 1.2% before the market opened. The funding, part of Operation Warp Speed, will be used to support ongoing clinical development and manufacturing of the experimental candidate, with at least 100 million doses promised to the U.S. The U.S. government has already said it...

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OPINION

Scientists are remarkably optimistic about their ability to develop a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus within the next six to 12 months. But even if those hopes come true, it is far from obvious that enough people will be willing to take the vaccine to halt the pandemic.

Long before COVID-19 arrived, a worrying number of parents refused to immunize their children against measles. The new virus has inspired an even louder movement of science deniers: Americans who have embraced quack remedies, ridiculed social-distancing measures, and decried masks...

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