Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., an Epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, joins Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita to discuss the latest coronavirus developments, as Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was “cautiously optimistic” about a coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated before a coronavirus subcommittee hearing on Friday that there are multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which “are moving along at a very rapid pace.”
Fauci added that he hopes there will be a vaccine that is safe and effective by "late fall and early winter."
The country’s top doctor also resisted efforts by Rep. Jim Jordan to turn his testimony into a criticism of protests against racial injustice.
"Should we limit the protesting?" Jordan asked. When Fauci said he was not in a position to make such a recommendation, the lawmaker retorted, "You make all kinds of recommendations."
"I’m not favoring anybody over anybody," Fauci replied. "I’m telling you what is the danger, and you can make your own conclusion about that. You should stay away from crowds, no matter where the crowds are."
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