Covid-19 roundup: KHN: Fau­ci says Covid vac­cine tri­als could end ear­ly, if...; HHS plans $250M cam­paign to 'de­feat de­spair and in­spire hope'

A Covid-19 vac­cine could be avail­able ear­li­er than ex­pect­ed if on­go­ing clin­i­cal tri­als pro­duce over­whelm­ing­ly pos­i­tive re­sults, said An­tho­ny Fau­ci, the na­tion’s top in­fec­tious dis­ease of­fi­cial, in an in­ter­view Tues­day with KHN.

Al­though two on­go­ing clin­i­cal tri­als of 30,000 vol­un­teers are ex­pect­ed to con­clude by the end of the year, Fau­ci said an in­de­pen­dent board has the au­thor­i­ty to end the tri­als weeks ear­ly if in­ter­im re­sults are over­whelm­ing­ly pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive.

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