Donald Trump offers an optimistic outlook on a coronavirus vaccine timetable, suggesting "sooner rather than later."
COVID-1 has continued to wreak havoc on our way of life as we know it, and for many Americans, the virus has left them unemployed in the midst of a brewing financial crisis. With strict social distancing guidelines continuing to be enforced, there has been a growing sense of anxiety as to when a sense of "normalcy" will resume.
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Though the jury remains out as to when that might be, it's clear that the arrival of a vaccine would go a long way in righting the course. Yesterday night, President Donald Trump spoke with Fox News at the Lincoln Memorial, where he proceeded to provide an optimistic timeline as to when a vaccine might be made available.
"We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine by the end of the year," says Trump, before reiterating his point. The conversation then shifts to hydroxychloroquine, a drug that Trump has suggested might prove beneficial in the fight. "I've had three calls in the last four days from people who took it, and they're giving it credit for saving their lives. Other countries are using it and they're bragging about it. Here's what we've been reduced to in this country. The Democrats, the radical left, they'd rather see people not get well because they think I'll get credit if hydroxychloroquine works. I don't care about it, I don't have nothing to do with it by the way. Other than if it worked, it would be great."
After being asked about his vaccine timetable, Trump admits that the doctors wouldn't want him to make such a statement. "I'll say what I think," he maintains. "I've met with the heads of the big companies. These are great companies. I think we're going to have a vaccine much sooner rather than later."