Americans are asking one question about the coronavirus outbreak.
They all want to know when a vaccine will be available.
And you won’t believe when a cure for coronavirus could be made public.
Currently there is no vaccine for the coronavirus.
The lack of a vaccine is one factor that makes the coronavirus so frightening to millions of Americans.
But the Trump administration and the private sector are working together to get a vaccine ready as soon as possible.
The FDA allowed the first vaccine samples to head into human trials in record times.
Experts said a vaccine may not be available for up to 18 months.
Americans got good news when New Jersey pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson planned to begin human trials in September and that the company entered into a partnership with the government to produce more than one billion doses of the potential coronavirus vaccine.
But the best news was the fact that the company is aiming to get this vaccine on the market far ahead of schedule by releasing it in early 2021 if it proves in trials to be successful.
“Johnson & Johnson today announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate from constructs it has been working on since January 2020; the significant expansion of the existing partnership between the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); and the rapid scaling of the Company’s manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses of a vaccine. The Company expects to initiate human clinical studies of its lead vaccine candidate at the latest by September 2020 and anticipates the first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021, a substantially accelerated timeframe in comparison to the typical vaccine development process,” a Johnson and Johnson press release announced.
This could be game-changing news.
While a vaccine still has to prove effective and safe in clinical trials, the record-setting speed at which American companies are moving possible candidates through the various stages of developments bolstered the spirits of everyday Americans as well as Wall Street.
On the day Johnson and Johnson announced it hoped to have one billion doses of a possible vaccine ready for emergency use in early 2021, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped nearly 700 points.
While all of this is good news – and it points to the government being able to possibly suppress the coronavirus next year – it does not change the short-term prescription.
That is why President Trump extended the social distancing guidelines to April 30.
This controversial decision means the President placed the economy in a deep freeze for an entire month.
Americans will suffer great pain and hardship as they stay at home to try and break the chain of coronavirus transmission.
But Johnson and Johnson’s announcement means this could be a one-time nightmare for the country.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.