As Trump continues to press for coronavirus vaccine by Election Day, public health officials vow ‘no cutting corners’

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, testifies Wednesday at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal response to COVID-19.


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Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, testifies Wednesday at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal response to COVID-19.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

Hopes are high that answers about at least one of several candidates being tested in the U.S. could come by year’s end.

‘President Trump is still trying to sabotage the work of our scientists and public health experts for his own political ends.’ — Sen. Patty Murray

“We feel cautiously optimistic that we will be able to have a safe and effective vaccine, although there is never a guarantee of that,”

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