Pardon the paraphrased headline, 92 years after the original Hoover slogan.... Below is the CNBC version of yesterday's announcement. Brings to mind another famous ad campaign... "Some new cereal. Supposed to be good for you. You try it. I'm not gonna try it. YOU try it...." Ironically named: LIFE.
Trump says U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April
President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture at least 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses before the end of the year with enough to inoculate every American by April
“Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April and again I’ll say even at that later stage, the delivery will go as fast as it comes,” Trump said at a White House press briefing.
Pfizer and Moderna, frontrunners in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Trump’s forecast is at odds with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said earlier this week that the U.S. wouldn’t start vaccinating people until November or December at the earliest and the doses would be limited at first. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said a vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until the summer or early fall of next year.
“If you’re asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we’re probably looking at third ... late second quarter, third quarter 2021,” he told the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education, and related agencies on Wednesday.
Trump said Friday that “massive amounts” of the vaccine “will be delivered through our great military and the general is one of our best and he’s ready to go.”
“We are again very advanced on the vaccine, we think that sometime in the very near future we’ll have it,” he said. “We’re... I would say I think I can say years ahead of scheduled what it would be if it were an administration other than this one.” Read more Trump says U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April.