Talking heads and so-called experts on TV have said that it would take years to develop a Coronavirus vaccine.
How wrong they were.
Trump announced yesterday that a vaccine has already entered stage 3, the last stage before approval. And it’s not the only one, either. Another vaccine is coming up right behind it.
FOX News reports:
Trump touts coronavirus vaccine development at biotech plant in North Carolina
President Donald Trump visited North Carolina Monday to tour Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ plant, which is currently manufacturing a coronavirus vaccine that is being developed by Novavax.
“We will achieve a victory over the virus by unleashing America’s scientific genius, which is what it is. I’m therefore proud to announce that this morning, the Moderna vaccine has officially entered phase 3,” the president said before touring the facility. “Four additional promising candidates are expected to enter final trials in the coming weeks, including the Novavax vaccine being developed right here at this facility.”
Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced a $1.6 billion deal to produce 100 million of Novavax’s vaccines.
The federal government’s agreement with Novavax is part of the Trump administration’s $10 billion Operation Warp Speed, which aims to get 300 million safe and effective vaccines to the American people by January 2021.
“Under Operation Warp Speed, we’ve shaved years off of the time that it takes to develop a vaccine, in some cases many years, and we’ve done it while maintaining the FDA gold standard for safety,” Trump said Monday.
Here are a couple of clips of Trump talking about this:
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 27, 2020
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 27, 2020
This is huge.
A vaccine would not only help protect people from the virus, it would help the economy recover much faster.