By James Acoosta
It is “highly unlikely” a Covid-19 vaccine would be ready by election day, a senior administration official close to the coronavirus task force told CNN.
“Metaphysically possible. But highly unlikely,” the official said.
The official added there is reason to be hopeful for a vaccine in the coming months as progress continues to be made.
“There will be lots to talk about, for sure,” the official continued. “The trials are going very well.”
A vaccine could come in early 2021, around inauguration day in January, said the official who also described that timeline as “optimistic.”
More about vaccine timing: Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is cautiously optimistic that human trials of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna might show whether it’s…
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