President Donald Trump stated on Thursday evening that vaccines for the coronavirus could start being delivered as early as next week.
“The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” the president commented. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.”
The announcement came during a Thanksgiving holiday address to United States troops who are currently serving overseas and could not be home with family for the holiday. The speech was delivered via teleconference.
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He also argued that his opponent, President-elect Joe Biden, should not be given credit for the vaccines, which he referred to as a “medical miracle” before repeating claims of voting irregularities in the 2020 election.
“Joe Biden failed with the swine flu, H1N1, totally failed with the swine flu,” Trump said. “Don’t let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they’ve ever been pushed before and we got that approved and through and nobody’s ever seen anything like it.”
Trump’s comments come ahead of a Dec. 10 meeting, where regulators at the Food and Drug Administration will review Pfizer’s request for an emergency use authorization for its vaccine developed with BioNTech.
This is excellent news.
President Trump promised we would have a vaccine by the end of the year. It looks like he’s going to be able to deliver on that promise, as he has so many others he made during his first campaign for the presidency.
As of now, data points to the fact that the Pfizer vaccine is 90 percent effective and the Moderna one is allegedly 94.5 percent effective.
Let’s hope these numbers are accurate and this vaccine, if truly safe, helps end the coronavirus hysteria.