Vaccine expectations are high, and so is skepticism

Monday, June 8, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Dr. Anthony FauciWhile Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is optimistic that the country could have a 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, one registered nurse says she's not holding her breath.

"The seasonal flu vaccine, which a lot of people get every year, has had effectiveness rates as low as 19 percent," says Twila Brase, a registered nurse and president of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom. "Typical is more in the 20 to 40 percent range, but it has been as high as 60. That means that in that year when it was only 19 percent effective, it was 81 percent ineffective."

It was only a month ago that Dr. Fauci told members of Congress, "There's no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective."

Brase, Twila (CCHF)"It seems like from reports that it's more stable, and so it doesn't tend to mutate as much," Brase says of the virus. "If that's true, it's possible that they could get a vaccine."

However, considering at all the rest of the illnesses out there for which there are no vaccines, Brase wonders whether it is even possible for COVID-10,

"So I'm not holding my breath as to whether there will actually be one and whether it will be effective," she concludes.

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