Trump's Push For Fast COVID-19 Vaccine May Erode Public Trust
Trump has been promising a COVID-19 vaccine would be coming quickly for weeks, but is his push to have one available eroding the public's trust it will be safe? We discuss with emergency physician Dr. Stephen Samples. Aired on 09/15/2020
The head of the US Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Robert Redfield has urged states to be ready to distribute a potential COVID-19 vaccine by November 1st. See what's the latest progress of the U.S.'s vaccine development. Federal officials have rolled out plans for how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to Americans free of charge, and top health officials were questioned about it at a Senate hearing Wednesday. Internal medicine physician Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider joined CBSN with more. The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is gathering pace.
Scientists around the world are competing to develop a safe and effective treatment that may help end the pandemic.
Years of research is being completed in just a few months.
A team at Oxford University in the UK has released promising results from early trials.
It's one of around 160 vaccines under development around the world.
Although doctors are excited, they warn there's still a long way to go before a vaccine is widely available.
So, how do we make sure everyone will have access once there's a vaccine for COVID-19?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Muhammad Munir - Lecturer in Virology, Lancaster University.
Helen Rees - Executive Director, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of Witwatersrand.
John Nicholls - Clinical Professor in Pathology, University of Hong Kong. The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine just moved one big step forward, as volunteers are now preparing to be deliberately infected with the virus. About 30,000 volunteers have signed up for what's known as the challenge trials. They'll be given an experimental vaccine, and then intentionally infected with COVID-19. It's designed to fast forward the work of scientists at Oxford and determine if the vaccine the entire world is waiting for actually works.