On Wednesday, Donald Trump expressed his whole confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in October before the US Presidential elections. He contradicted the top administration health expert and is facing criticism from his opponent Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Trump assures that vaccine will be available before elections
One of the top administrative health experts recently informed the American citizens that masks are the leading weapon against coronavirus and that vaccine for the disease is most likely to be available next year. Donald Trump reacting to the statement told the reporters that the information about masks and vaccine is misleading and the vaccine will be made available in October. He referred to Senate testimony by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield.
Trump contradicts Senator with a timeline of vaccine
Trump told the reporters that the Senate was confused and America is very close in developing the Covid-19 vaccine. On Wednesday, Redfield said that the vaccine could be provided to the first responders in November or December however the full implementation of the vaccine among the population could take many more months. He added that a safe vaccine can be made available for the general public in the late second or third quarter of 2021.
The US Presidential elections are on 3 November. Hence this contradiction between Trump and health experts is made a center point for the presidential campaign by the opposite party. The corona pandemic has caused mare than 200,000 deaths in America. Trump’s rival Joe Biden has highlighted the mismanagement of Trump’s administration in the US during the pandemic. On responding to Trump’s statement regarding vaccines he tweeted “When I said I trust vaccines, and I trust the scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump- this is what I meant.”
Joe Biden spoke of the necessity to keep the health of American citizens of sorts by Redfield too, on the front foot rather than playing with it for the sake of politics.