Sumary of WebMD Poll: Vaccine, Experts Will Mark Pandemic’s End:
- The results come as people have increasingly questioned the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine and as public health experts have been criticized for promoting measures such as mask wearing and social distancing..
- “It encouraging to see that readers have trust in the process — both in producing a safe and effective vaccine, and in listening to the public health messages that can help keep them safe in the meantime.”.
- Four vaccine candidates are in final stages of testing in the U.S., and drug company leaders have said that safety and efficacy results may be available by the end of this year..
- Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in October that even with a vaccine, public health precautions such as social distancing and wearing face masks could continue through the end of 2021 and into 2022….