(CNN) Contrary to his predictions, President Trump won’t have a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day, vaccine experts tell CNN after reviewing data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
Fact Check: Will there be a coronavirus vaccine by November?“There’s no way. There’s just no way,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccinologist at Baylor College of Medicine and a CNN medical analyst.Last week President Trump said he was “optimistic” a vaccine would be ready around Election Day on November 3.
“I believe we’ll have the vaccine before the end of the year, certainly, but around that date, yes. I think so,” Trump said Thursday.CNN obtained part of an email Moderna sent on Friday to the principal investigators of its vaccine trials. It says 4,536 study subjects have enrolled in the trials.
Hear from first US participant to receive Moderna Phase 3 trial vaccine 03:46The trial started the morning of July 27 and intends to enroll 30,000 study subjects. The company has said it’s “on track to complete enrollment in September.”
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