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Mark Meadows Hopes for Virus Vaccine by Fall

Mark Meadows Hopes for Virus Vaccine by Fall
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Wednesday, 26 August 2020 01:15 PM

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says he’s looking forward to the U.S. having a vaccine for COVID-19 by the fall, a faster timeline than top government scientists have sketched out.

Meadows told Politico he’s “optimistic that one of the seven or eight candidates that we have will actually get approved. And hopefully be able to be deployed by this fall.”

Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a congressional hearing he was “cautiously optimistic that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year and as we go into 2021.” He suggested health workers and medically vulnerable people will go first.

Meadows didn’t directly say whether the Food and Drug Administration would authorize emergency use of a vaccine, which it did recently for donated blood plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19.

Meadows says, “We’re going to make sure it’s good science and the efficacy and the safety of those vaccines are well tried.”

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says he's looking forward to the U.S. having a vaccine for COVID-19 by the fall, a faster timeline than top government scientists have sketched out.Meadows told Politico he's "optimistic that one of the seven or eight candidates that...
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