May 15, 2020
Millions of doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine could be in production by the end of the year, according to a San Francisco-based scientist who has been praised by Dr. Anthony Fauci for his work in the past.
Immunologist Dr. Sean Tucker is currently trialing several different vaccine candidates at his California lab – some of which will enter human trials at the start of July, and all of which are delivered by tablet rather than injection.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, Tucker said: ‘My hope is that us and others will be able to have very large vats of [vaccine] material, millions and millions of doses by the end of the year, early next year.
‘I mean, to me that doesn’t seem unreasonable given the amount of money the US Government and others have provided.
‘We hope that a vaccine solution will allow things to open up and for people to be going out and about again.’
Tucker, 52, is the chief scientific officer at Vaxart – a publicly listed biotech company that specializes in the development of oral recombinant vaccines.
Along with his eight-strong team, he has been working seven days a week since January in a bid to come up with a viable vaccination for Covid-19.
This article was posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3:00 am