The president of the United States assured that he is not accelerating the vaccine process for political reasons
| 09/15/2020 | ionicons-v5-c18: 44 | . |
Washington.- The President of the United States, Donald trump, assured this Tuesday that it could approve a vaccine against COVID-19 « in a matter of weeks », despite warnings about the danger of speeding up processes in a matter like this.
« I’m not doing it for political reasons, I want the vaccine fast, « Trump said in an interview with Fox television, his favorite medium, in reference to the elections on November 3, in which he is seeking re-election.
Without Operation « Warp Speed » (the speed of light), the initiative of the US Government to accelerate the investigation of a remedy against coronavirus, « you would not have a vaccine for years, « said the ruler.
« I sped up the process with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). We are going to have a vaccine In a matter of weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be eight weeks. We have a lot of great companies, « Trump said.
Both his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, have alluded to the danger to health security posed by the accelerated process and Trump’s political pressure to achieve a vaccine.
« I would not just trust Trump’s word, » Kamala Harris said in a statement earlier this month about a vaccine that it be approved before the elections, while Biden has assured that before being vaccinated he would like to hear « what the scientists say. »
The nation’s leading allergist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, has insisted that by the end of the year or early 2021 a possible vaccine safe and effective against COVID-19.
Trump assured in the interview that the United States is now in a better position with respect to the coronavirus than at the beginning of this year and assured that the country « is turning the pandemic around. »
The United States, the country hardest hit by the pandemic, has exceeded six and a half million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a rate of increase of about 35,000 new cases daily, and deaths amount to 194,547, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
Trump also returned to defend having publicly dismissed the severity of the coronavirus in a series of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward when he already knew of the enormous danger posed by the disease.
« I don’t want to create panic, » Trump insisted.