Coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a month: Donald Trump

Coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a month: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that a coronavirus vaccine may be available within a month. He added that the coronavirus pandemic could go away by itself.

During a town hall question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania aired on ABC News, Donald Trump said that “We’re very close to having a vaccine.”

He said that “We’re within weeks of getting it you know — could be three weeks, four weeks.”

Earlier, speaking to Fox News, Donald Trump had said that a COVID-19 vaccine could come in “4 weeks, it could be 8 weeks.”

According to the Democrats, Trump is putting political pressure on the government health regulators and scientists to approve a ‘rushed’ vaccine in a bid for re-election against challenger Joe Biden on November 3.

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A top US government infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci said that vaccine approval is more likely toward the end of the year.

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At the ABC town hall, Donald Trump was asked why he’d downplayed the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has claimed around 200,000 lives in the US.

Trump said: “I didn’t downplay it. I actually, in many ways, I up-played it in terms of action.”

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“It (pandemic) would go away without the vaccine but it’s going to go away a lot faster with it,” he said.

-PTC News