US President Donald Trump said that a vaccine against the emerging corona virus (Covid 19) will be ready in the United States within weeks.
Trump said in an interview with the American “Fox” network that he wanted “a quick vaccine”, denying that this was “for political reasons”, referring to the presidential elections scheduled for the third of November.
The US President confirmed that he had “accelerated the process with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” considering that if he had not done so, “you would not have had a vaccine for years.”
“We will get a vaccine within weeks,” he said, adding that the launch of the vaccine “may take four to eight weeks.”
He stressed that there are “many large companies” working on producing a vaccine against the virus in the United States.
A week ago, nine pharmaceutical companies issued a joint pledge to reassure the public about the safety and efficacy of their potential vaccines for the Coronavirus, amid concern that the vaccine version would be presented for its efficacy and safety.
On the same day, the Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stephen Hahn stressed that the administration will not issue approval for any anti-virus vaccine until it is sure of its efficacy and that it is safe for public health.
The joint statement of the nine companies came and a statement of the Commissioner «F. D. Eh »the day after US President Donald Trump’s statement at a White House press conference that a vaccine against the virus will be produced in“ record time, ”noting that“ it can even be obtained during the month of October. ”