President Donald Trump said at the White House on Friday that the administration expects to have enough coronavirus vaccines for the entire country by April – although no agency has yet announced that they have one to endure a clinical trial.
Trump’s comments came after he said earlier this week that a vaccine could be available there “for a few weeks.”
On Friday, he used a separate metric: when there will be enough vaccines to supply the public.
“Millions of doses will be available every month, and we expect enough vaccines for every American by April,” the president said at the White House.
“Millions of doses will be available every month and we expect enough vaccines for every American by April,” President Donald Trump told a news conference Friday.
“We will have a safe and effective vaccine in a very short time and we will defeat the virus,” he said.
Critics have accused Trump of trying to politicize the virus and have repeatedly claimed that one could be found before the election.
‘They all look very good,’ Trump said of the top three variants running the test.
Trump said the vaccine would not only save millions of lives, it would “end restrictions and some of the things that already need to be done.”
Trump’s adviser. Scott Atlas also noted progress, saying 100 million would be dosed by the end of the year.
On Friday, Trump used the vaccine as a club to attack rival Democrat Joe Biden.
He called Biden an “anti-vaccine”, although Biden said he would listen to government scientists and would accept it if infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fawcett agreed.
“Joe Biden’s anti-vaccine theories have put many lives at risk,” he said.
‘And they’re just doing it for political reasons. “Now that the vaccine is part of their fight for try and disrespect, they know we have it, we’ll announce it soon,” Trump said of the Democrats.
He called it ‘historical progress’ and said, ‘never before in our history, never in history, never in the history of history.’
Biden told CNN Town Hall on Thursday: ‘I don’t believe in vaccinating the president. I trust Dr. Fawcett. If Fawcett says any vaccine is safe, I will take the vaccine. We should listen to the scientists, not the president. ‘
Dr. Scott Atlas, who is advising Trump, attended the event and said there would be a $ 100 million dose by the end of the year.
Other coronavirus task force members, such as Fawcett and Dr. Robert Redfield of the CDC, were not present.
Trump’s claim came a day after CDC director Redfield was leaked when a vaccine was found.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has outlined at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outside Redfield’s Hill Loop that coronavirus vaccines will not be readily available until mid-2021.
“I’m not saying he’s not part of the process, I’m saying he’s not the closest to the decision because it’s about 3 clinical trials and its delivery,” Meadows told reporters outside the White House.
Meadows was reporting on Trump’s remarks at Wednesday’s press briefing, when the president walked out of Redfield’s testimony before two Senate committees that went back to the two sound bites.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters Thursday morning that Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was “not close to making a decision” at the time of the Covid-19 vaccine delivery schedule.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure with the head of his own CDC, calling Dr. Robert Redfield “confused” and “wrong.”
Dr. Robert Redfield testified before a Senate committee on Wednesday morning, saying that “face masks are more guaranteed to protect me against covid than to vaccinate against covid.” He added that a Covid-19 vaccine would not be widely available until the two-three quarters of 2021.
Trump said the CDC chief was “confused” and “made a mistake” when he told lawmakers that most Americans would not receive any CVD-19 vaccine until the “second or third quarter” of 2021 – meaning a full year from now.
The president added that Redfield must have “misunderstood” a question on the mask.
Redfield held on to his mask during the testimony and said, ‘I can even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against covid than when I take a covid vaccine.’
‘No no, the mask is no more important than the vaccine,’ Trump called Redfield early Wednesday saying he had called Redfield to straighten him out.
Meadows also agreed with Trump.
“If the masks are really the answer where everyone can go back to work and they acted as a real protocol to keep people safe, I think everyone will be happier wearing their masks and getting back to work,” Meadows told The Die. Not that science supports it. I think it’s an extra precaution and it’s good, but it certainly doesn’t guarantee that you will not go down with the Quid. ”
The remarks at the presidential briefing prompted a Redfield spokesman to issue a statement saying the CDC chief was “answering a question by which time he had completed the COVID vaccination of all Americans.”
“He was not referring to the period when doses of the COVID-19 vaccine would be made available to all Americans,” the spokesman said.
Redfield was also quoted after the briefing as talking about the coronavirus vaccine.
‘I believe one hundred percent The importance of vaccines and especially the importance of a COVID-19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is something that will bring Americans back to normal life every day, ‘Redfield said.
He added, “The best defense we currently have against the virus is wearing masks, washing your hands, being aware of social distance and crowds. Important mitigation efforts.”
Meadows suggested that Redfield did not fully grasp the vaccine process because trials were being conducted by private companies.
The White House Chief of Staff also denied the agency slightly.
“Generally speaking, the pace of development and the pace of distribution is not a strong case for the CDC and we have seen that back in the early days of the testing regiment,” Meadows said.
The pastures doubled after the president’s short timeline.
“I can tell you that the president is urging us to make sure that we deliver a vaccine before the end of the year,” he said. ‘I’m not sure where Dr. Redfield got his schedule, but it’s not based on the closest to the process.’
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