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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:05 PM

Most Americans probably can't get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

Anyone thinking a vaccine will quickly end the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't get their hopes up. Instead, they should wear a mask -- which is probably even more effective, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

While a "very limited supply" of a Covid-19 vaccine might be ready in November or December, it "will have to be prioritized," CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday.

"It will be those first responders and those at greatest risk for death, and then eventually that will expand," he said.

"If you're asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we're probably looking at third, late second quarter, third quarter 2021."


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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:29 PM

1. I cannot begin to imagine that an actual safe and effective Covid-19

vaccine can possibly be ready in a couple of months. Unless they are getting ready to roll out some half-assed product, and just wait for serious side effects to pop up a month or so later.

But yes, no matter when a good vaccine is finally here, it will take a long, long time to produce the many millions of doses that will be needed. Then there's the logistics of actually administering the vaccine. I remember the mass immunizations for the Salk vaccine in 1955. I am not sure what the upper age limit was for those getting it. I've tried to research that on line, but I'm probably asking the question wrong. At least up to age 12, which was how old my older brother was at the time.

With this, essentially everyone is going to need it. I'll ignore the anti-vaxxers out there, but I do know that I personally will be slow to get it. For one thing, I can still stay relatively isolated and wear a mask whenever I go out. For another, I want to give it time for unexpected side effects and what-not.

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