The whole world has been working together to find viable treatments for the novel coronavirus, and even though some vaccines have turned out to be on the right path towards success, experts still believe that a vaccine might not work.
It’s been revealed by Dr. Anthonhy Fauci that he would settle for a vaccine that’s 70%-75% effective, but this will turn out to be incomplete protection – why? Well, the reason is the fact that a lot of Americans will not be getting the vaccine, according to the latest reports coming from CNN.
Now, there’s new info released by the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – the reports show that future prioritization for a potential coronavirus vaccine could be fraught with peril.
It’s been addressed the fact that the coronavirus continues to present a challenge and some studies are showing that pregnant women who are infected with the virus might be at a greater risk for hospitalization.
More than that, this study also cited racial disparities among the COVID-19 positive pregnant women, and the Hispanic ones exhibited the highest infection rate – 46%.
Who’s first in line for a vaccine?
Fox News states that usually pregnant women are the last ones to get a new vaccine due to an abundance of caution, and the reports suggest that they could be close to the front now.
The website notes that Science Magazine reported Friday that “the coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on the elderly could put them near the top, they often also have the weakest response to vaccines.”
More than that, it seems that health care workers and essential employees would likely be at the forefront of this list as well, for obvious reasons
“But, there are other factors to consider, and around four billion doses would be needed to vaccinate the world’s priority populations,” Fox News writes.
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