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Will there be a Covid_19 vaccine before Election Day, November 3?   The Healthy You: Health and Fitness Polls

Started Sep-8 by MerlinsDad; 631 views.
MerlinsDad

Poll Question From MerlinsDad

Sep-8

Will there be a Covid_19 vaccine before Election Day, November 3?
  • Yes0  votes
    0%
  • No7  votes
    53%
  • Trump says yes0  votes
    0%
  • Medical people say no3  votes
    23%
  • Maybe3  votes
    23%
  • Other0  votes
    0%
Yes 
No 
Trump says yes 
Medical people say no 
Maybe 
Other 
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MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Sep-8

Of course, the big question is "will it be safe if it is actually released?"

news item by  September 8 by Karen Weintraub and Elizabeth Weise
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/09/08/covid-19-vaccine-developers-letter-politics-science/5741193002/

The heads of nine biopharmaceutical companies issued a letter early Tuesday pledging to fully vet their COVID-19 candidate vaccines before asking for federal approval to market them. 

"We, the undersigned biopharmaceutical companies, want to make clear our on-going commitment to developing and testing potential vaccines for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles," the statement said.

The statement comes amid increasing concern among public health officials, scientists and doctors that the White House might bring significant political pressure to bear on the Food and Drug Administration to get a vaccine before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The industry promise to stick to scientific principles and keep politics out of the approval process comes after a few weeks in which President Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that a vaccine would likely be ready for public use before the Nov. 3 election

At a White House news conference Monday, Trump said a vaccine "will be very safe and very effective, and it will be delivered very soon." He added, "could even have it during the month of October."

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-8

It doesn’t matter if there is or is not. There is already one that has proved effective.  The questions are

1. How readily available will it be in large enough numbers to make a difference?

2. How will it be distributed?

3. How many will take a brand new vaccine?

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Sep-8

There is already one that has proved effective

Tell us more about it.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-8

There are several I’ve heard about. I have to search for details.  Here is one.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/health/novavax-vaccine-safe/index.html

and this, which says something I agree with.  Election politics should not affect finding a vaccine one way or another. 
 

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Sep-8

And how long do you think before it will be on the market?

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Sep-8

I don’t know anything about that.

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MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Sep-9

News item by Fred Pleitgen and Claudia Otto, September 8
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/health/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-october-intl-grm/index.html

Title:  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be ready for approval by mid-October -- but there are still 'unknowns'

Pfizer and BioNTech are confident they can have a vaccine against the novel coronavirus ready for regulatory approval by the middle of October or early November, BioNTech CEO and co-founder Ugur Sahin told CNN Tuesday.

"It has an excellent profile and I consider this vaccine ... near perfect, and which has a near perfect profile," Sahin said in an exclusive interview with CNN.

US drug giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech say they plan to provide 100 million doses of their vaccine candidate, BNT162, by the end of the year, and up to 1.3 billion doses in 2021.

But while BioNTech and Pfizer say approval could happen by mid-October, federal officials have told CNN [https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/health/trump-vaccine-timeline/index.html], they believe this is an optimistic timeline.

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