WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump said Thursday August 6 that the United States may have a coronavirus vaccine ahead of the November 3 election, a more optimistic estimate of timing than suggested. his own White House health expert. Asked about Geraldo Rivera’s radio show when a vaccine might be ready, Trump said: “Earlier than the end of the year could be faster.”
Trump Using Vaccine Issue To Help Him In Election?
“Earlier than November 3?” he was asked. Trump reply that it will be around that time and he was optimistic the vaccine will be ready at least 3rd November 2020 before election. When asked if that would help him in the election, he replied, “There’s nothing wrong with it. But I do, not for election; I want to save many lives. ”
Trump, who is seeking re-election for a second term amid a US economy crippled by the coronavirus shutdown, has pushed for schools to reopen and things return to normal due to coronavirus deaths across the country. averaging more than 1000 per day. The senior government health official said there would be no shortcuts in the race for a vaccine against the virus.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the US government’s chief infectious disease official, offered a more conservative view in a Reuters interview on Wednesday, saying there could be indications that at least one vaccine is working and safe to use. ‘at the end of the year.
Vaccine Researcher team races to develop the Covid-19 vaccine has raised safety concerns over inoculation, prompting governments and drug manufacturers to raise awareness to ensure their efforts to defeat the corona virus are not derailed by public distrust. Health Minister Alex Azar on Thursday denied that the pressure for a vaccine was political, but did not say whether he believed it was possible to prepare a vaccine before election day.
He said he would take the corona virus vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. “We will launch a transparent process and make sure all the data can be seen all so there will be no doubt,” he told MSNBC. The Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday introduced a law requiring the FDA to consult a panel of experts to ensure a vaccine doesn’t get hit too quickly. The expert group, the Vaccine and Related Biology Advisory Committee, consists of experts from academia, industry and government. While a rapid vaccine is essential, US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, sponsor of the bill, said: “What’s more important is that quality is not sacrificed in the interests of speed of testing and evaluation”