Coronavirus vaccines: Most promising and effective COVID vaccines found so far

Grant Boone
November 23, 2020

A recent Gallup poll showed that four in 10 Americans still say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine, though that is down slightly from five in 10 surveyed in September.

"Within 24 hours from the approval, the vaccine will be moving and located in the areas where each state will have told us where they want the vaccine doses", Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser for the government's "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine program, told NBC's "Meet the Press".

Vaccines for the novel coronavirus may become available to Americans by mid-December after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grants emergency use approval.

While millions of people in the US could be vaccinated in the weeks and months following an emergency use authorization, Slaoui said it will be well into 2021 before the nation would be able to achieve herd immunity.

Each state will decide who gets the vaccine first with the recommendation that priority be given to health care workers, front-line workers and the elderly who face the highest risks of dying from the virus. An application from Moderna for its vaccine candidate is expected soon.

Slaoui said that while the trials had ensured only short-term safety, decades of experience showed that almost all adverse effects of vaccines occurred within 40 days of being administered, while the current trials protectively covered 60 days.

Spit in Delhi, attract a fine of Rs 2k
On the other hand in Delhi , officials continued to impose a fine of Rs 500 on those who are not wearing masks in public places. Major emphasis is being kept on markets like Sadar Bazar, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar etc. which attract heavy footfall.

On Sunday, Los Angeles County health officials announced that outdoor service at restaurants, bars and wineries would be banned for at least the next three weeks as the daily number of new coronavirus cases surpassed a five-day average of 4,000.

There was a sell-the-news reaction in each of the last two pops and the market isn't waiting around long this time. Most pharmacies offering COVID-19 tests in suburban Chicago were fully booked.

The U.S.is the hardest-hit country globally by the pandemic, having reported more than 12.09 million infections and over 255,000 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations have increased almost 50% over the past two weeks.

But Slaoui added a note of caution, saying, "I really hope and look forward to seeing that the level of negative perception of the vaccine decreases and people's acceptance increase.That is going to be critical to help us".

The epicenter of the US pandemic has also shifted in recent weeks, with the Midwest and Rockies leading the nation in terms of rapidly escalating infections.

Experts have said that initially there won't be enough vaccine for everyone.

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