President Trump “100 million times by the end of the vaccine” at 11:02 a.m. on September 17th, out of date with the CDC
For the vaccine for the new coronavirus, the head of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention said many people are expected to be vaccinated in the second and third quarters of next year. Shortly after this, President Trump said, “The statement is inaccurate. We can supply 100 million times by the end of the year.”
Redfield, director of the CDC, testified before Congress today about the timing of vaccines for the new coronavirus, and said that “it may be available from November to December”, and that many people will be able to be vaccinated in the second and third quarters of next year.
In response, President Trump said at a news conference, “The director’s statement is inaccurate. Vaccine supplies are expected to begin next month. We will be able to supply at least 100 million times by the end of the year.”
President Trump’s aim is to appeal that he is trying to provide early vaccines before the presidential election, which is two months away from voting, but it has been discussed as a significant difference in outlook from the top of the CDC.
Meanwhile, Biden, a Democratic candidate who is aiming to retake power, said in a speech in the local eastern state of Delaware that “the approval and supply of vaccines must not be distorted by political speculation. I trust vaccines and I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump,” he said, criticizing President Trump for rushing to produce results in the run-up to the presidential election.