US will get Covid vaccine by end of 2020: Trump

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Published: August 28,2020 10:06 AM
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August 28, 2020: US President Donald Trump has announced that the 3 Coronavirus vaccines are at final stages and the US is producing the vaccines in advance.

August 28, 2020: US President Donald Trump has announced that the 3 Coronavirus vaccines are at final stages and the US is producing the vaccines in advance. Trump is hopeful to get the vaccines before US elections on Nov 3, 2020. President Trump on Thursday pledged a Covid-19 vaccine would be available by the end of 2020, the most concrete claim he has made yet about the timetable for coronavirus vaccine development.





 “We are delivering life-saving therapies, and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or maybe even sooner,” he said. While Trump has repeatedly hinted at a possible vaccine approval before the end of 2020, his pledge Thursday marks his most definitive stance yet on a vaccine timetable. While it is possible that the Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency authorization for a vaccine by the end of the year, it is far from a sure bet — no drug company has completed clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.





His pledge is sure to fuel additional anxiety regarding the prospect of political interference at the FDA. The agency’s commissioner, Stephen Hahn, has pledged for months to approve a vaccine only when and if one is shown to be safe and effective. In recent weeks, however, Trump has actively undermined the agency’s authority, and Hahn has become embroiled in controversy over a series of misleading statements about a prospective Covid-19 treatment.





 


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