The leading U.S. expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, believes it unlikely that anyone would be forced to get the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus vaccine.
“I don’t think you will ever see mandating of a vaccine, particularly for the general public. If someone refuses the vaccine in the general public you cannot force someone to take it,” Fauci said August 18 at a virtual meeting organized by the Healthline Website.
Fauci also explained that responsibility for recommendations for the use of the vaccines lies with individual state health officials, who can also legislate for annual flu vaccines.
Faced with the enormous impact of the CCP virus, several countries are competing to develop an effective vaccine as soon as possible, both to stop the harmful effects of the pandemic and to gain the lucrative business it could represent.
For its part, the Trump administration estimates that the vaccine could be available next year.
However, not all Americans would be willing to receive it.
A survey conducted by Gallup found that 65 percent of respondents would get the vaccine, but 35 percent would not, even if it were free and approved by the FDA. The survey was conducted from July 20 through August 2.
The Moderna company, based in Boston, has reached phase 3 in its process of developing the CCP Virus vaccine. The trials would involve 30,000 healthy adult volunteers, according to Forbes.
The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca had also developed its vaccine to phase 3.
While the vaccine is being further developed, treatments are focused on fighting infections caused by the pathogen in the early stages. “Direct antivirals, monoclonal antibodies, convalescent plasma will likely be given early as they are directed against the virus,” Fauci explained.
The Trump administration has given a significant boost to the development of the vaccine. President Donald Trump donated the $100,000 from his salary, corresponding to the first quarter of this year, to the Department of Health and Social Services to develop new therapies and search for an effective vaccine against the CCP Virus.