President Trump in an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tue. said a vaccine for COVID-19 can be sanctioned “in a issue of weeks.”
“I am not doing it for political reasons, I need the vaccine fast,” Trump stated of the push for a vaccine, named “Operation Warp Speed. “You would not have a vaccine for yrs. … I speeded up the procedure with the FDA… We are going to have a vaccine in a issue of weeks, it can be 4 weeks it can be 8 weeks … we’ve a plenty of nice businesses.”
Throughout his own “Fox & Friends” appearance, the president also spoke regarding Hurricane Sally, slammed reporter Bob Woodward cohort Carl Bernstein for crucial comments the reporters have made regarding him — he named Bernstein a “nutjob” — & charged liberal cities of “getting weak & soft” over offence within the wake of a shooting of 2 Los Angeles Police Dept. officials.
The vaccine comment comes as multiple Democrats have cast question on the safety of a potential vaccine because of the accelerated procedure: Democratic nominee Joe Biden & his own vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have expressed issues regarding potential political stress they stated can result in a vaccine being sanctioned too early.