Is America Finally Saved From COVID-19? – By Isabella Szakal

The amount of COVID cases is quickly rising once more, and many American citizens are putting their hopes toward a COVID-19 vaccine in the works. Some sources claim that the vaccine is likely to be released before the end of 2020. The doctors working on it are trying to make haste with the vaccine, but are also trying to perfect it. 

The FDA has stated that COVID-19 vaccines must work at least half of the time to receive approval. The vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech proved to be 100% effective against COVID, although, scientists say roughly 70% of the population will have to be vaccinated to provide enough protection to interrupt the chain of transmission and protect the vast majority of people.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must approve of the vaccine before release. If the vaccine passes to be safe, it would be sent all over the country immediately after the thumbs up is given. 

When the vaccine is released,  it will be delivered first to first responders, health care workers, and the elderly. Vaccine experts are hoping that the vaccine will protect patients who receive it for up to 2 years.

The United States has the highest number of COVID cases in the world, the number currently being over 11 million. There are currently over 250,000 deaths, and the US currently reports over 3,000 positive cases each day. 

Experts recommend people pay attention to the USA guidelines. Wash hands thoroughly, about 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when you are in a public area, like school or work. Stay 6 feet away from people in public, and stay home if you are not feeling well.

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