Only A Vaccine Can Rescue Us
When a coronavirus vaccine comes on the market, people will likely need two doses.
The federal government has given large amounts of money to six pharmaceutical companies as an incentive for them to speed up vaccine development and clinical trials and get their products to market in record time.
Two of these companies, Moderna and Pfizer, are now in Phase 3 of large clinical trials with 30,000 volunteers. The volunteers in each of the trials are getting two doses of the vaccine, with Moderna spacing their shots out 28 days apart and Pfizer spacing theirs out by 21 days. These trials are already moving at a good clip.
Johnson & Johnson are also already in Phase 3 of their clinical trials. Volunteers will take one or two doses in these trials.
We need to produce 600 million doses for the U.S. which is a very big task. Dr. Nada Sanders, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University said, “Doubling is a huge supply chain issue and you have to double everything in the supply chain.”
Today we are still facing critical challenges all over the whole nation. A lot of people still do not believe in wearing facial masks, including the RNC. At the White House last Thursday 1,500 people attended the convention event and nobody was wearing a mask.
Let us all hope the vaccine will come on the market soon. That might be the only way we can save our lives.
根据科研专家们的硏究，接种疫苗可能要两次才见效， 他们顾虑要大家在一个月内打两次疫苗可能面临许多困难，摩尔教授说，这将是人类歷史上规模最大最繁重的一次防御工作，目前联邦政府已经给六家制药厂重金补助， 希望他们能早日拯救国民之痛苦。
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