Philadelphia, United States:
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a coronovirus vaccine could be available within a month – even an acceleration of his own surprisingly optimistic predictions – but added that the epidemic could go away on its own.
“We’re very close to being a vaccine,” he told Town Hall question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania on ABC News.
“We’re within weeks of getting it – you can have three weeks, four weeks,” he said.
Only hours earlier, speaking to Fox News on Tuesday morning, Trump said that a vaccine “could come in four weeks, it could be three weeks.”
Democrats have expressed concern that Trump will approve a hasty vaccine on government health regulators and scientists to help turn on his honest bid for revision against challenger Joe Biden on November 3 Are pressurizing.
Experts, including the top US government physician for infectious diseases, Doctor Anthony Fauci, say the vaccine’s approval is more likely at the end of the year.
At ABC Town Hall, Trump was asked why he had reduced the severity of the Kovid-19 epidemic, which now ranks close to 200,000 people in the US.
Trump responded: “I didn’t downplay it. I really, in many ways, I played it in the context of action.”
But Trump himself told journalist Bob Woodward during a taped interview for the new book “Rage” published on Tuesday – that he had deliberately decided to “play it down” to avoid Americans.
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