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Coronavirus Vaccine Expected As Soon As Early Next Year, Says Scientist Working With Pfizer

Medical syringe is seen with Pfizer company logo. (Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Medical syringe is seen with Pfizer company logo. (Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

President Trump said during Thursday night’s debate that a coronavirus vaccine is “going to be announced within weeks.” Infectious disease experts and scientists working on vaccines for COVID-19 place the date of widespread distribution closer to the middle of 2021.

Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins speaks with Onyema Ogbuagu, principal investigator for the trials. He’s also an associate professor of medicine at Yale University.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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