FDA prepares to OK a second vaccine as Covid-19 deaths top 40,000 this month
By Christina Maxouris, CNN
Updated 6:33 AM ET, Fri December 18, 2020
The task at hand now is to tackle skepticism many communities have toward the vaccine, and pass along the facts, according to Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.
“I’ve had the chance to be intimately involved in every step of the way here in the development of these vaccines. There have been no shortcuts taken, there’s no hidden information,” he told CNN. “This is something you want to do, for yourself, for your family, for the future of our nation.”
“Because if we don’t get to that point of 70 to 80% of Americans being immunized, this could go on and on and on and we could lose even more lives, and that would be the worst possible kind of tragedy,” he added.