According to Trump, a vaccine against the coronavirus will be available to the general public much earlier than the CDC’s forecast.
In a congressional hearing, Robert Redfield, chief of the U.S. Department of Communications, said it would be some time before most U.S. residents would have access to a vaccine. Initially, priority will be given to risk groups and staff exposed to the virus.
– But for the population as a whole, it will be available in the spring or summer of 2021 at the earliest, he said.
Redfiled’s statement stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s previous comments. Trump has on several occasions claimed that a safe and effective vaccine against the new coronavirus will be available before the turn of the year and perhaps even before the election on November 3.
When Trump was asked questions about Redfield’s statement yesterday, he said that the head of infection control had made a mistake when he spoke and he may have misunderstood the issue.
Trump also said that the head of the infection control authority may not have been aware of how fast the distribution of a new vaccine will be.
The future may show who gets it right, but regardless of the time of distribution of a new vaccine, there are already challenges. Several studies have shown that there is great resistance to a vaccine. One-third of Americans surveyed in those surveys say they will not be vaccinated if a vaccine becomes available.
Source: ICELAND NEWS