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Public health expert: Vaccine possible this year 'if everything goes in the right direction'

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The director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said Sunday that Americans should not “bank» on a coronavirus vaccine by year’s end, but…
The director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said Sunday that Americans should not “bank» on a coronavirus vaccine by year’s end, but said it is a possibility in a best-case scenario.
Asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd on «Meet the Press» whether the frequently cited timeline of 12-18 months is “realistic,” Tom Inglesby said that “coming into this year, I would have said it was completely unrealistic,” but added it “is far from a sure thing.”
However, he said that “given that there are now 110 vaccine projects going on around the world, that all the major vaccine companies in the world are working on this in some way, and given that [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director] Tony Fauci and [former GlaxoSmithKline vaccine chief] Moncef Slaoui are now leading figures in the U.

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