This week, President Donald Trump, who has been telling Americans that they will have access to a vaccine before the November election, found himself in a real pickle.
The political drama took place after Dr. Robert R. Redfield, a high-profile and respected scientist, publicly rejected his wild prediction.
Now, Dr. Anthony Fauci has decided to obliterate POTUS’ promises about a vaccine going out “to the general public” in a few weeks.
Trump clashed with Dr. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the timeline of the coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Redfield contradicted Trump by telling the world during a Senate committee hearing that a vaccine would not be widely available until 2021.
An angry Trump took on Dr. Redfield by saying: “I think he made a mistake when he said that. It’s just incorrect information. A vaccine will go to the general public immediately, under no circumstance will it be as late as the doctor said.”
The president might have to scold another government official — Dr. Fauci. Fauci took part in a new interview where he explained that the coronavirus would end late next year.
The nation’s lead infectious diseases expert and head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases revealed what needs to be put in place for Americans and the rest of the world to get back to normal.
The health expert shared: “I believe that by the time we get to the end of 2021 if everyone gets vaccinated and we continue to implement the public-health measures that I have been talking about incessantly over the last several months — they’re not universally adhered to — if we do that, plus the vaccine, we’ll get to the point where the level of the virus will be so low, and maybe even, you know, close to absent.”
Dr. Fauci went on to reassure people by saying that it is possible to come up with a safe and effective vaccine fast.
He explained: “I think people need to understand that speed is not related to a compromise of safety nor to a compromise of scientific integrity. The fact that we’ve been able to move so fast is a real reflection of the extraordinary technological advances that have been made in the development of vaccines.”
He revealed that it would take a vaccine and the respect of the social distancing regulations to destroy COVID-19.
Dr. Fauci stated: “You never should abandon the public-health measures. And the intensity of the public-health measures would depend on the level of infection in the community.”
Trump is using the potential vaccine as a campaign issue.