The scientist of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Nuria Campillo, assured this Friday that it is not possible to vaccinate a large part of the population against Covid-19 before the summer of 2021as announced by the President of the Government Pedro Sánchez. “I think it’s a bit premature say that before summer we will be vaccinated”, has pointed out in an interview on the channel 24 hours from RTVE.
The chemist and expert in the development of drugs from the CSIC has put a brake on the optimistic forecast made this Friday by the Chief Executive regarding the vaccine. Sánchez announced that next Tuesday the Council of Ministers will approve the vaccination strategy against Covid-19, with the forecast that “a very substantial part” of the Spanish population is vaccinated, “with all the guarantees”, in the first half of 2021.
“We are prepared. Our forecasts are that, in almost any scenario, a very substantial part of the population may be vaccinated with all the guarantees throughout the first half of 2021″, predicted the Chief Executive during the presentation of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan for the Spanish Economy, together with the president of the Government of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, at the Würth La Rioja Museum.
However, the CSIC researcher believes that this forecast is “premature”. “I do not think so. Right now of the two vaccines out there, Pfizer and Moderna, what we have it is a company statement. Nothing else. I think it is a bit premature to say that before summer we will already be vaccinated. I honestly think not”, he pointed.
Regarding the vaccines with which the CSIC is working, Campillo points out that the three trials “they are a little behind”. “I know that one of them will start in humans at the end of this year and hopefully the others will start clinical trials next year”, it is finished.