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U.S. disease expert Fauci says vaccine verdict due by early December

Sun, 25th Oct 2020 09:37

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. infectious disease expert
Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a
COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but
that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later
in 2021.

"We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the
end of November, the beginning of December," Fauci told the BBC.

"When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of
the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the
dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the
second or third quarter of the year."
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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