The Push for a Vaccine

Keila Sarmiento, Staff Reporter

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 across the United States, a vaccine is scheduled to come out before the end of 2020 according to President Donald Trump and scientists.

No country, rich or poor, should be left at the back of the queue when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines; this collaboration brings us another step closer to achieving this goal,” said Dr. Birx on CNN.

According to Trump, in an interview, the President said, “Scientists are working very hard to find the Covid-19 vaccine and it will most likely be available before 2020 ends.”

A Corona Virus vaccine trial will start in San Antonio. The trial itself will last two years and requires two injections of antigens, one on the first day and the second will be 28 days later.

“This is not a live virus,” said Dr. Denham, Director of Clinical Trials. “This is something that we need, we’re struggling as a country and as a world right now to bring this under control.”

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the USA will need millions of doses for the vaccine and some Americans might need to take 2 doses per month.

“It won’t be until we get into 2021 that you’ll have hundreds of millions of doses, and just the logistics constraints in vaccinating large numbers of people — it’s going to take months to get enough people vaccinated to have an umbrella of immunity over the community,” Dr. Fauci said.

According to some scientists, the flu shot will also have to be applied so that individuals have less risk to get the virus.

“Preventing the flu will help us save lives and preserve the health care resources we need to continue fighting Covid-19,”  said Michigan Govenor Gretchen Whitmer. “It’s more important than ever.”

About 8000 cargo planes will be needed for the vaccine to distribute the vaccine around the world.

“Even if we assume that half the needed vaccines can be transported by land, the air cargo industry will still face its largest single transport challenge ever,” Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of Air France said.