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CEO of Moderna: there is no vaccine before the US election

via:CnBeta     time:2020/10/1 12:07:24     readed:331

Stephane Bancel, chief executive of the U.S. biotechnology company Moderna, said on Wednesday that the new coronavirus vaccine the company is developing is unlikely to be ready before the US presidential election.Bansell said that Moderna will not apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use of the vaccine as early as November 25, and is expected to be available to the public as early as next spring.


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"I think the approval at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter is a reasonable timetable," he said

U.S. President trump has been pressuring to start distributing vaccines before election day, raising concerns among medical professionals.

Despite Trump's claim that vaccines may be ready within weeks, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Congress earlier this month that widespread vaccination is expected next year.

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