Former FDA Commissioner Predicts China Could Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine Before the U.S.

The former head of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, predicts that the United States may have some treatments for the virus by the fall.

However, he said during an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” that he thinks China will produce a vaccine and have it available before America.

“There’s a risk that China may get to a vaccine first,” he said, adding, “I don’t think their Adenoviral vector vaccine is very good, but they may get it to the market before we do. I think that is a concern.”

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According to the World Health Organization, there are 70 coronavirus vaccines that are being developed.

However, health experts say that it could be up to 12 to 18 months before the U.S. has a vaccine that is able to be produced and widely available to Americans. 

Additionally, Gottlieb warned that “any part of the country” is vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak and cautioned that “I don’t think anyone is out of the woods right now.”

Currently, the latest reports find that there are more than 737,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the country. 


  1. If they get to it first we should simply reverse engineer it and produce our own. China would do the same if the roles were reversed..
    They’ve been stealing intellectual property for years.

  2. Right! What if China already had a vaccine and that’s why their outbreak was stopped so fast? What if they had it because they developed the coronavirus in the first place? China has biological weapons development facilities and they aren’t that far from Wuhan. This is the second of the SARS type virus that’s occurred in China first.

    According to Biospace news: “Initially, SARS and COVID-19 viruses both jumped from animals to humans. Horseshoe bats have been implicated in SARS and again in COVID-19. As the World Health Organization (WHO) stated in a February 2020 report, “Bats appear to be the reservoir of COVID-19 virus.”

    In 2002, these bats were sold in China’s wet markets – places where live animals were sold for food. The SARS outbreak occurred in Guangdong province and has been linked to its wet markets. By 2019, horseshoe bats were no longer sold in the wet markets.

    Nor do they live in the wild near Wuhan. As Chinese researcher Huabin Zhao, Department of Ecology, Hubei Key Laboratory of Cell Homeostasis, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University pointed out in Science, “COVID-19 was linked to horseshoe bats, which do not hibernate in cities in China.” They are used in biomedical research, however, and Wuhan, the city in which COVID-19 originated, has two such labs.”

    That pretty much points to the Chinese doing experiments that resulted in bats, not naturally occurring in the point of origin in Wuhan, were infected with the disease and transferred the disease to humans. Now, we’re being told that the Chinese may have a vaccine before us? That indicates that they did research on the disease, spread it, then cured their public. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was infected and has had their populace and economies decimated while the Chinese are ready to make a killing on the open market. Now, isn’t that suspicious?

    Also, I find it strange that while dozens of other diseases are named for their origins, the WHO doesn’t want the coronavirus associated with the Chinese. This is also very suspicious.

    Coverup? WHO involved somehow? An investigation needs to be conducted.

  3. So what if China gets it to market first, personally I feel it should be boycotted here in the states. Why allow a foreign entity to poison the world and then make money from it? Didnt make sense

  4. No surprise there… they’ve known about it and have been working on it for a lot longer than the rest of the world.

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