“I sped up the process with the FDA (the Food and Drug Administration). It could be four weeks, it could be eight weeks, ”he said. And he clarified that he does not do so “for political reasons.”
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that he could approve a vaccine against the coronavirus “in a matter of weeks”, despite warnings about the danger of speeding up processes on a matter like this.
“I’m not doing it for political reasonsI 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 the operation “Warp Speed” (speed of light), the initiative of the US Government to accelerate the investigation of a remedy against coronavirus, “you wouldn’t have a vaccine for years”, asserted the ruler.
“I sped up the process with the FDA (the 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 said.
Both his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, like his running mate, the vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, have alluded to the danger that the accelerated process poses to health security and Trump’s political pressure to get a vaccine.
“I wouldn’t just trust Trump’s word”said Kamala Harris in a statement earlier this month about a vaccine approved before the elections, while Biden has assured that before getting vaccinated he would like to hear “what the scientists say.”
The nation’s leading allergist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy 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 regarding the coronavirus than at the beginning of this year and assured that the country “It 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.
Trump also again defended having publicly dismissed the seriousness of the coronavirus in a series of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward when he already knew of the enormous danger posed by the disease.
“I don’t want to panic”, insistió Trump.