President Donald Trump predicted Monday that a coronavirus vaccine would become available “within a matter of weeks,” again contradicting the assessments of his own administration’s top public health officials. “I’m getting it very soon, within a matter of weeks,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview, adding: “I would say that you’ll have it long before the end of the year, maybe. Maybe by the end of October.”
“We’re ready to go immediately as the vaccine is announced, and it could be announced in October,” Trump said. But Trump himself said at another news briefing last Friday that the vaccine would not be widely available to the whole American public until April. On Monday, Trump also offered more rosy appraisals of the pandemic, insisting the U.S. was “rounding the corner, with or without a vaccine.
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