Fauci Pitches Multiple Vaccine Approach

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“Sometimes you get caught in the middle.” – Dr. Anthony Fauci on life in the political crossfire over Covid-19 policy |

Fauci Sees Covid-19 Vaccines For Different Patients With Five In Final-Stage U.S. Trials

Sep 27, 2020

Forbes – With four vaccines against Covid-19 in the final stage of U.S. clinical trials and a fifth on its way, Dr. Anthony Fauci sees the potential for vaccines to hold promise in some patient populations better than others.

Fauci said late last week he remains optimistic about vaccines in their final stage of development and he believes Americans will begin to be vaccinated in November and December.

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And as vaccines are approved, researchers may find that one works better on one population than others.

“There may be different vaccines for different situations,” Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor of JAMA during an interview Friday afternoon.

Fauci made his comments a day after Maryland-based Novavax said it would begin phase 3 clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom. Fauci said the Novavax vaccine is expected to begin final stage clinical trials in the U. S. in October.

“We have the first four and one more, Novavax, is going into a phase 3 trial,” Fauci said. “We have a bunch of candidates going.”

“Sometimes you get caught in the middle … “

Watch the entire video of JAMA’s interview with Fauci that included a detailed update on Covid-19 vaccine development:

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