November 19 “USA Today” report, on the 18th.
American infectious disease expert Fauci said in an interview that if Coronavirus vaccine is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, he will be vaccinated. It is recommended that family members also be vaccinated.
According to reports, first-line medical staff in the United States are expected to receive the first batch of Coronavirus vaccines at the end of December 2020 or early January 2021.
Fauci said that after prioritizing people at risk of infection or serious disease, if everything goes according to plan, the healthy general population is expected to receive the first batch of vaccines between April and July 2021.
He said that if most people are vaccinated before summer and autumn, people can start to look forward to returning to their normal state before the Pandemic.
Fauci also emphasized that the candidate vaccine data will be reviewed by an independent advisory committee, which is mainly composed of external professional scientists.
The committee will then submit objective findings to the Food and Drug Administration, which has the authority to approve the use of the vaccine. After that, these data will be published for everyone to review.
Fauci said, “When it (the vaccine) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration…I will get the vaccine, and I will also recommend my family to get the vaccine.”
On November 18, local time, BioNTech and Pfizer announced that the final results of the effectiveness analysis of the Phase III clinical trial of Coronavirus mRNA vaccine jointly developed by them showed that the vaccine has an effective rate of 95%.
The two companies stated in a statement that this vaccine has now met the critical safety data requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization
And will formally apply for an emergency use authorization to the Food and Drug Administration within a few days, and apply to other regulations worldwide Institutions share data.