The nation's top immunologist just offered some surprisingly encouraging news in regards to COVID-19 vaccination efforts. During a virtual conference yesterday, Anthony Fauci, MD, revealed that the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by the biotech company Modernacould potentially see approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by mid-to-late fall. He even suggested that it could happen as early as October. Earlier reports predicted that a vaccine wouldn't be approved by the FDA until well into 2021.

Dr. Fauci's comments came during a virtual press conference with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. "We're beginning a Phase 3 trial that is very quick—it certainly is the world's record—when one thinks from the time of the sequence to a Phase 3 trial," Fauci said.

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