On reports that the CDC is notifying states to be prepared for a vaccine by end of October, early November, Dr. Vin Gupta says “Definitely not are we going to have a vaccine by the end of October, early November. And making the American public think that's a reasonable expectation is just going to loosen, lower our guard."
JOY REID: They don't want to have it. Well, they don't want to have it, but they want to have like sort of a fanciful conversation about it. You've got this talk of a vaccine by the end of the year. That's, there's no, there's no, I don't think anyone really believes that's really going to happen. And I guess I'll just ask you, Dr. Gupta, does that sound realistic to you? They don't want to talk about it, and yet they say, oh, by the way, there'll be a vaccine.
VIN GUPTA: Good evening, Joy. You know, what I would say is, that in normal times, using normal metrics and the normal phase 3 study, which is where a few companies are at, so they're trying to assess their vaccine candidates across tens of thousands of individuals for effectiveness and safety, the answer is definitely not, Joy, definitely not are we going to have a vaccine by the end of October, early November. And making the American public think that that's a reasonable expectation is just going to loosen, it's going to lower our guard. It's going to cause us to think that a miracle's on the horizon. And it's just not right. And so there is nobody who is credible who thinks that that is a realistic expectation.