Trump tells United States coronavirus vaccine will be ready 'by end of year'

Trump tells United States coronavirus vaccine will be ready 'by end of year'

President Trump responds to a question during Fox News' virtual town hall about why he did not act sooner to prepare for the pandemic.

Vaccines typically take multiple years to develop.

Asked about states that are reopening before they meet benchmarks laid out in federal guidelines she helped write, Birx said the guidelines "are a pretty firm policy of what we think is important from a public health standpoint".

The businessman Republican is performing poorly in many polls before the November presidential competition with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, that stays shuttered in his DE home. "Our professionals have risen to a variety of challenges, including our groundbreaking work fighting the opioid epidemic and health care fraud, as well as oversight of the planning, response, and funding for COVID-19". "We now have three trillion dollars that we're putting into the economy".

But with officials saying the viral spread has begun to taper, Trump is itching to declare victory and get back on the campaign trail.

Trump said on February 26, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., did not see the coronavirus outbreak as a serious issue.

His emphasis, however, was not on the dead, but on resurrecting his image as a can-do leader who can end the skyrocketing unemployment caused by the lockdown. He pointed to Abraham Lincoln and said 'the closest would be that gentleman right up there. But he added: "I hope it does because we've done a great job".

The memorial is only just beyond the White House fences, but in the next few days, Trump will break months of self-quarantine with long-distance trips to the key electoral states of Arizona and Ohio.

It is a drama that will highlight Trump's vast visibility benefit over Biden and, the White House expects, rewrite the people relations script following gaffes such as the president's proposal that coronavirus patients ingest disinfectant. He won, becoming a national hero.

"Look, I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen", said Trump.

Pfizer and the German company BioNTech, however, say they have the potential to supply millions of doses by the end of 2020 if their vaccine candidate shows promising results in trials.

That self-declared greatness is questioned by many Americans, with FiveThirtyEight's latest tracking poll showing only 43.4 per cent approving Trump's performance and 50.7 per cent disapproving.

Mr Trump said he believed the country could be self-sufficient in antibiotics within two years, before accusing MacCallum of putting him in a tough negotiating position.

On the opposing side, the president has been driven by many regular Americans whose livelihoods are under dire threat.

Mr Trump took a swipe at the former Vice President before claiming he and President Obama had numerous failures while in office.

Trump responded by complaining that Bush was "nowhere to be found" when he was battling off an impeachment attempt in Congress past year.

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