The American President Donald Trump is confident that the US will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.
Asked about risks during human trials in a research process that is going unusually quickly, Trump said “they’re volunteers. They know what they’re getting into.” Health experts are stating that a vaccine could take anywhere from 12 to 18 months before it is readily available to the public. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in March that the entire process would take "a year, a year and a half, at least." Mr Trump anticipated critics for his affirmations saying: The doctors would say ‘well, you shouldn’t say that.’ I’ll say what I think,” he said.
He also said he would urge the reopening of schools and universities in September, saying “I want them to go back.” At least 115 COVID-19 vaccines are in development in the world. The vaccine for SARS took 20 months just to be trialed on humans, and the fastest vaccine ever developed, for mumps, took four years. There is a fear also that that a coronavirus vaccine would actually make the disease worse in people who are infected with COVID-19 after being vaccinated, instead of protecting them from it.