Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, continues to believe we may have a COVID-19 vaccine by early next year, but said this crisis has taught us that we need to be better prepared for the next outbreak.
Dr. Fauci said we soon could have therapeutics to treat people with COVID-19 in the early stages of the disease.
"There are multiple candidates that are in various stages of clinical trial," Fauci said regarding the progress of a possible vaccine. "One or two of them will go into phase three of efficacy literally at the end of this month."
Fauci also said the country needs to develop a solid pandemic preparedness plan.