Doctors and scientists are still not sure how to make a coronavirus vaccine to help stop the spread of COVID-19, according to Dr. Paul Offit, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in infectious diseases.
“I think when Dr. [Anthony] Fauci gets in front of the American public and says ’12-18 months’ that is ridiculously optimistic,” said Offit when he joined John Mercure on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News Wednesday. “We’ve just gotten this virus in hand a few months ago.”
During a special program on Tuesday, ‘WTMJ Cares: A Special Town Hall with John Mercure’, Dr. Mary Beth Graham shared those sentiments.”
“I’m just going to be totally honest, I don’t think anyone should expect a vaccine between 18 and 24 months,” said Graham. “If we’re exceptionally lucky, we could see it in a year but I don’t expect it happening before then.”