Uğur Şahin believes the experimental vaccine, said to be 90 percent effective, will end the COVID-19 pandemic.
A shipment of lab monkeys meant for COVID-19 vaccine research in Florida was reportedly cancelled due to pressure from animal rights activists, while scientists warn that the primates are in short supply but are needed for vaccine development as the virus continues to quickly spread.
More than 782,000 people in the U.K. have lost their jobs during the pandemic and economists warn "we're not out of the woods yet".
With millions still out of work, and companies in badly-hit sectors floundering, the mood in the market is mixed.
Officials said the three were likely infected with the virus just before they were vaccinated.
Minnesota, Iowa, New Jersey and Nebraska have begun reimposing new coronavirus-related restrictions as hospitalizations soar.
There are currently 47 vaccine candidates under clinical evaluation worldwide, while 155 candidates are at the pre-clinical evaluation level.
The president's daughter defended Operation Warp Speed, saying that Pfizer's vaccine was a participant in the administration's program.
"This is when science brought it to us," Pfizer's Albert Bourla said.
Memes featuring various celebrities, including Kanye West and actors from the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, have surfaced across social media following the latest news.
The video-calling software became central to many people's lives during coronavisus lockdowns around the world, but what happens to the company when a vaccine is found?
The vaccine has been deemed to be more than 90 percent effective, according to early data from Pfizer trials.
"The full data set on which the claim is based has not yet been released and so we don't know exactly what has been found," one immunologist said.
As of Tuesday, all vaccine candidates across the globe are still at their pre-clinical and clinical evaluation stages, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Trump's numerous vows to have a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day have been criticized by physicians who said the unfulfilled campaign promises must stop.
Immediately replacing lockdowns with focused protection will reduce the long-run harm to the old and young alike.
"Could be January, could be later, we don't know," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday when speaking about the timeline for the earliest release of a U.S. COVID-19 vaccine.
Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease specialist in the U.S., questioned Russia's claims that its first vaccine was safe and effective given the lack of extensive testing in clinical trials.
People confuse the availability of the flu shot for a virus vaccine.
Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed at length how the country is responding to the ongoing pandemic, including how the U.S. might eventually put the coronavirus to rest.
The poll found that only 48 percent said they'd get vaccinated, the lowest number since the poll began tracking Americans' views on vaccination.
There may be "up to 100 million doses" of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end of the year, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stated last week.
"They are devoted to science to the public health and the decisions they make...I have confidence in them...They are very good people," Fauci said.
The Democratic vice presidential candidate said she would trust medical professionals but not the president in regards to a COVID-19 vaccine.
For a vaccine to prove efficient before the election, there needs to be a rise in cases.
Concerns about vaccines have increased significantly in recent months, with the public scrutiny of the development process potentially behind the rise.
"It's like, hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you're invested in," Musk said during a podcast interview published this week, referencing Gates.
Trump stood by his November 1 timeline for an effective vaccine and told Fox News' Chris Wallace that once a vaccine is ready, it'll be delivered "right away."
Vaccine developer the Gamaleya research center says the Sputnik V vaccine has been given to those at higher risk of infection.