Taipai, August 11
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says it’s extra necessary to have a protected and efficient vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus than to be the primary to provide a vaccine.
Azar, on a go to to Taiwan, was requested by ABC on Tuesday what he considered Russia’s announcement that it had turn into the primary nation to register a vaccine in opposition to the virus.
He says: “The point is not to be first with a vaccine. The point is to have a vaccine that is safe and effective for the American people and the people of the world.”
He stated it was necessary to have clear knowledge on the vaccine to show its security and efficacy. He additionally famous that the US had six vaccines in growth beneath the Operation Warp Speed initiative.
The US has the best dying and case rely on the planet, with greater than 163,000 deaths and over 5 million instances.
Meanwhile, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway expressed scepticism concerning the testing backing up Russia’s declare that it had developed a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The US standards are so much more stringent,” Conway stated Tuesday on Fox “Fox & Friends”.
“Our FDA in our country sets the standards and what I understand from the Russia announcement is this is nowhere near where we are.” AP