The Hill reports:
In a Fourth of July address in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Trump said that the U.S. was unleashing its “scientific brilliance” toward developing treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “And we’ll likely have a therapeutic and/or vaccine solution long before the end of the year,” Trump said.
“I can’t predict when a vaccine will be available,” Commissioner Stephen Hahn said, noting that the agency issued guidance about the development process last week.
“Our solemn promise to the American people is that we will make a decision based upon the data and science on a vaccine with respect to the safety and effectiveness of that vaccine,” he added.
NEW: FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn stops short of backing Pres. Trump’s timeline suggesting a COVID-19 vaccine could be available “long before the end of the year,” telling @MarthaRaddatz, “I can’t predict when a vaccine will be available.” https://t.co/7UJnu9cnQl pic.twitter.com/dUTXeEoBCO
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