US President Donald Trump said a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan has been approved and older people will receive the first doses.
“We expect to give the green light to distribute it in mid-October, or shortly after,” Trump added.
The US President indicated that the United States could distribute at least 100 million doses of the Corona vaccine by the end of 2020.
Democrats have expressed concern that Trump is putting pressure on health regulators and scientists to approve a hasty vaccine that helps him boost his chances of winning a second term against his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in the November election.
Scientists, including the great expert in infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, say that approval for the vaccine will likely be issued towards the end of the year.
During the election broadcast broadcast by ABC, a voter asked Trump why he had downplayed the seriousness of Covid-19, which has so far killed nearly 200,000 people in the United States.
Trump replied, “I have not underestimated his danger, I actually in many ways exaggerated it in terms of measures” to confront him.
But Trump himself had told journalist Bob Woodward in interviews for his book “Rage”, published on Tuesday, that he had deliberately decided to “downplay it” to avoid frightening Americans. He repeated his most controversial opinion about the virus that has exhausted the economy, and government experts say that its danger will remain for a period of time, stressing that the virus will “disappear