The president of that country stressed that they are estimates based “on manufacturing that is in process.”
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, affirmed this Friday that the vaccine for the coronavirus will be available for all Americans in April.
“We will have made at least 100 doses of vaccine before the end of the year, and probably much more than that. Hundreds of millions of doses will be available each month and we hope there are enough vaccines for all americans by April, “the president said at a press conference at the White House.
The president stressed that these estimates are based “on manufacturing in progress, and it’s in process immediately now. “
In addition, he insisted that as soon as the vaccine is approved by the authorities, they will begin its distribution in the following 24 hours, for which they will use the help of the Armed Forces.
For his part, the member of the White House working group for COVID-19, doctor Scott Atlas, who was at the press conference, specified that “people on the priority list (due to their age or medical condition) may receive the vaccine, no one will be forced to get vaccinated. By April, all Americans who want to be vaccinated could be. It is not a forced vaccination. “
On Wednesday, Trump overruled one of the government’s top health experts when discussing the plan to distribute the future vaccine against the disease, which he estimated will be ready before the election.
“We will be able to distribute 100 million doses of vaccines by the end of 2020, and then a very large number later, “said the president two days ago.
Hours earlier, the director of the governmental Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, had declared in a hearing before the Senate that the first doses of the vaccine will be distributed in a limited way and that they will not be widely available until the third quarter of 2021.
Asked about it on Wednesday, Trump considered that Redfield was wrong and claimed to have felt “surprised” by his words.
This Friday, a journalist again launched a question to Trump regarding Redfield’s statements that the vaccine could be widely available by the third quarter of next year, to which the president responded: “That’s the average, we think we can beat that number substantially. “
The coronavirus vaccine has become the object of political debate in the United States, ahead of the general elections on November 3, in which Trump is running for re-election and former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for the House, will be beaten. White
The US is the country most affected by the pandemic, with more than 6.7 million cases detected and more than 198,000 deaths.
With information from EFE.