Q:

Will there be a vaccine for COVID-19 this year?

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Sandra Norman
The Senate
08 Mar 2020

A: SenseCheck

  • 0 Yes
  • 1 Unclear
  • 2 No
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  • 14 Mar 2020
  • No

    Complex

    Update from the scientist in San Diego. Radio interview. Only phase 2 testing by the end of the year. Interview attached in the link.

    I saw news reports much earlier in the outbreak where the reporter visited a laboratory in California analysing the Covid19 DNA in order to formulate a vaccine. From what I can remember they said the earliest time for clinical trials was middle of the year. They were unclear as to how long that would take to get to a licensed vaccine.

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    John Bartley
    The Senate

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  • 09 Mar 2020
  • Unclear

    Simple

    This issue is too new - watch this space.:

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    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

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  • 09 Mar 2020
  • Unclear

    Complex

    This issue is too new - watch this space.: I saw news reports much earlier in the outbreak where the reporter visited a laboratory in California analysing the Covid19 DNA in order to formulate a vaccine. From what I can remember they said the earliest time for clinical trials was middle of the year. They were unclear as to how long that would take to get to a licensed vaccine.

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    John Bartley
    The Senate

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  • 09 Mar 2020
  • No

    Complex

    "Trump was concerned. But he was also confused, despite having had several previous briefings with the Administration’s top health officials. Grasping for some good news, he pressed the executives to deliver a vaccine within a few months, at which point Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (N.I.A.I.D.), spoke up. “A vaccine that you make and start testing in a year is not a vaccine that’s deployable,” he said. The earliest it would be deployable, Fauci added, is “in a year to a year and a half, no matter how fast you go.”"

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    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

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