The world passed a very tragic milestone on Sunday, marking the deaths of 500,000 coronavirus victims. A report released by Johns Hopkins University stated that the toll could actually be higher due to many people dying globally without having been tested for COVID-19. One quarter of the deaths reported are in the U.S. with 10 million cases confirmed worldwide. The race is on in the scientific medical community to create and test a vaccine. It’s vital to the entire world that vaccines work in a variety of countries. It’s not a matter of who achieves this first, it’s a matter of multiple successes being crucial to slowing down the spread of the deadly virus. The U.S. is currently poised to begin 30,000 clinical vaccine trials starting in July. An additional 30,000 trials will start next month in Britain. Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated he is cautiously optimistic.
Doug Garfinkel has been a writer for over 30 years, working on a wide variety of websites and publications. He currently works as a High School teacher in Great Neck, NY, while continuing to write.