DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As President Donald Trump pushes for a COVID-19 vaccine to be ready before the election, the top official for the Food and Drug Administration is not making any prediction on when a vaccine could be approved.
“Everybody in America wants a vaccine that is safe and effective and as quickly as possible,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. “We have urgency but we are not going to cut any corners in respect to our review of it.”
As three potential vaccines enter the final stage of trials, public skepticism about getting a vaccine is growing.
In a recent CBS News poll, just 21% of voters nationwide say they would get a vaccine as soon as one becomes available. This is down from 27% when voters were asked in July.
Meanwhile, health officials estimate at least 60% of Americans would need to get a vaccine in order create a “herd immunity”. Epidemiologists say a “herd immunity” is what’s needed to end this epidemic.
Hahn told the CBS 11 I-Team…