Necessity is the mother of inventions, that is the motto nowadays in the fight against Coronavirus. FDA is currently strictly overlooking the vaccine testing and approval process for many trials. According to the researchers, proper work will lead to proper results. With the right amount of luck and hard work, the Coronavirus vaccine will be ready by the end of the year.
However, the most important question is what will happen after the cure is established. This is because right now there is no way to successfully vaccinate the entire population. Vaccinating the entire planet filled with 7 billion people will cost a lot in terms of resources and overheads. Right now the market and economy are weak for all countries. This means governments may just think of a sector of the population. But for a moment if we consider all of us will receive the vaccine for free, it will be a massacre. There will be chaos for survival which will spread the disease further.
Pope Francis is absolutely right. During the worst public-health crisis in 100 years, we must cut funding for making weapons to kill each other and invest those resources in real human needs, like a coronavirus vaccine available to all. https://t.co/5HfHkZCd8d
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 2, 2020
Coronavirus Vaccine: When will the public get one?
Currently, a trial vaccine is seeing positive results from the recent NIH clinical studies. The two most advanced vaccines in the running, Moderna and the Oxford vaccine—are entering into Phase II of the clinical trial stage, in which the vaccine goes from being tested on a small group of subjects to being tested on thousands of subjects. After Phase II, there will be one more phase of clinical trials to go, which will involve thousands of subjects to demonstrate its safety and efficacy. But clinical trials will not be the most difficult part.
Delivering these vaccines to the general public is the point of concern. If one is to remember the polio vaccines, then you will see that only the rich people received it at first before the general public could get a hand on it. This is actually not a fault of the government, because the economy needs to stand strong in order to support the public. In due time the Coronavirus will be available for the general public.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.