Oxfords Infectious Disease Expert Explains When the Pandemic Will End and We May Not Need A Vaccine
8How long does it take for a vaccine to get ready?
Most vaccines that are being tested now are regarded by their manufacturers as potentially safe including the one at Oxford for AstraZeneca. However, effective deployment and availability will take some time. While most researchers involved in the present vaccine development say that the vaccines will be ready soon, in effect a vaccine usually takes years. In recent history, this is the first time a vaccine will be ready in such short a time and at such fast pace, thanks to the evolution of medical technology.
9Russia says vaccine will be ready by Mid-August -September
Russia says that it will roll out its vaccine in August or latest by September. Its vaccine is already in the later phases of stage 3 and will be the world’s first coronavirus vaccine in circulation. The vaccine is being developed by Gamaleya Research institute and The Russian Defence Ministry. However Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci speaking with a note of caution said: “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are testing a vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone because claims of having a vaccine ready to distribute before you do testing I think is problematic at best”.
10Watch the Interview
Watch the interview here with Professor Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University. This article is based on an interview and comments of Professor Sunetra Gupta speaking to a leading Indian media house the Hindustan Times. While The experts all have debatable views, the safest policy for people is to follow the guidelines of the Health ministry and health authority of your respective country such as the CDC (centre for disease control and prevention).