United States approves 4 COVID-19 vaccine candidates for clinical trials

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The United States could hit 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day, warned lead health expert Anthony Fauci. (Representative)

Washington:

The United States has approved four candidate coronavirus vaccines for clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Stephen Hahn told reporters.

“Four vaccines have been approved for clinical trials … and six more are under review,” said Hahn at a press briefing on Tuesday.

The U.S. Administration launched Operation Warp Speed, a joint health and defense project in May, which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021.

The country’s top pandemic expert, Anthony Fauci, however warned on Tuesday that there is no certainty that the United States will be able to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 that works and will be safe.

He added that vaccine effectiveness data may be available in winter or early next year.

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