Successfully rolling out a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1 will rely on clinical trials conducted at unprecedented speed, coupled with public release of research that shows it is both safe and effective, experts say.Reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s letter to states to prepare for “large-scale” distribution of the vaccine in November — specifically, two days before the presidential election — triggered swift concern that political pressure could override commitments to safety.”I want to see the data,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, executive associate dean of the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. “I need to show that there is true efficacy and safety.”Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakHaving a vaccine ready for potential distribution to select groups of high-risk people or front-line health care workers by November will rely on phase 3 clinical trials that started enrolling human volunteers in July.It’s possible that the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, which is run by the National Institutes of Health, could stop the trials early if it’s determined that the vaccine works, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “It’s rare, but it does happen,” he said.Doctors will insist

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