Posted on July 28th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins
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Tags: clinical trial, covid19, NIAID, Operation Warp Speed, vaccine
Thank You so much for all that you folks have done. I will be 98 in October, will people in our age group be able to get the vaccine when it is ready? I am in fairly good health and still sound of mind.
Thank you, Grace. We appreciate your kind words. Scientists and public health experts are currently discussing how a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in the United States, once it becomes available. Certainly, older adults are a critical patient population to reach, regardless of age. That will be a key consideration in our planning discussions. Thanks again for your kind note. Stay well!
I was interested in being a part of the trials as a minority in my late 50s with hypertension, Cholesterol, and thyroid. Otherwise, I’m in good health.
Thanks for your interest, Gaynelle! The COVID-19 Prevention Network has information on how you can take part in the trials: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/
Hello, I was thinking, and maybe I’m way off. A shark has a very strong immune system due to a substance in their liver that fights off viruses and infection. Have you thought about doing research with this substance against covid 19?
Are any of the clinical trials on potential vaccines for COVID-19 being done in children? All the trials I am aware of seem to be recruiting ages 18 and older only. For effective herd immunity in our populations, we need a vaccine for our children.If no vaccine trials are studying children, will these vaccines be approved for use in children without specific data?
I would have any other disease than covid. How can I increase my immune system? I don’t have any covid symptoms now. still, I should increase my power of immunity. Suggestions?
Kendall Morgan, Ph.D.
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