Donald Trump, there will be a vaccine against COVID-19 in four to eight weeks
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that he could approve a vaccine against COVID-19 in a matter of weeks, despite warnings about the danger of speeding up the processes on an issue like this.
"I'm not doing it for political reasons, I want the vaccine quickly," Trump said in an interview with the Fox television network, his favorite medium, in reference to the elections on November 3, in which he is seeking re-election.
Without Operation Warp Speed (the speed of light), the US government's initiative to accelerate the investigation of a remedy against the coronavirus, you would not have a vaccine for years, the president said.
"I sped up the process with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). We are going to have a vaccine in a matter of weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be eight weeks. We have a lot of great companies," Trump stated.
Both his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, have alluded to the danger to health security posed by the accelerated process and the political pressure from Trump to obtain a vaccine.
"I would not just trust Trump's word," Kamala Harris said in a statement earlier this month about a vaccine approved before the election, while Biden has assured that before getting vaccinated, he would like to hear what scientists say. .
The country's leading allergist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, has insisted that by the end of the year or early 2021 a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may have been achieved.
Trump assured in the interview that the United States is now in a better position with respect to the coronavirus than at the beginning of this year and assured that the country "is turning the pandemic around."
The United States, the country hardest hit by the pandemic, has exceeded six and a half million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a rate of increase of about 35,000 new cases daily, and deaths amount to 194,547, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.