Redfield told a Senate subcommittee hours ago that the public would not receive a potential vaccine until summer 2021. He also stated that wearing a face mask is probably better protection than COVID-19, as it would be a vaccine.
“I think he made a mistake,” Trump said at a White House press briefing.
“We will be able to deliver at least 100 million vaccine doses by the end of 2020 and an even greater number,” Trump said. “Under no circumstances will it be late as the doctor has said.”
Trump said he called Redfield to express his displeasure.
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The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the post to see if Redfield defaulted.
Trump called his coronovirus consultant, Dr. Scott asked Atlas to confirm that Redfield was wrong about the possible speed of vaccine delivery. Atlas said current plans would produce 700 million vaccine doses by the end of March.
“There will be 700 million doses by the end of A1,” Atlas said.
Atlas said that “all refrigerators that are required, everything is going to be a place for it,” delaying delivery would not mean public vaccination mole summer.
Trump said in a press briefing that a vaccine would be “immediately available to the general public. When we leave, we leave. We are not saying, ‘In six months, we are going to give it to the general public’. No, we want to leave immediately. ”
Trump rarely wears masks and said “a vaccine is a lot more effective than a mask.”
Redfield told the senators that “this face mask is guaranteed to give me more protection than the vaccine.”
The CDC leader said of the vaccine distribution: “There will be a vaccine that will be available initially sometime between November and December, but very limited supply and priority will be given to it … if you are asking me if it is generally When is it going to be available? The American public so we can start taking advantage of the vaccine to get back into our regular lives, I think we’re probably looking at second quarter, third quarter 2021. ”
On Wednesday, the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services released plans for vaccine delivery amid clinical trials expected positive results in October.
The Trump administration’s plan calls for rapid delivery of the free vaccine and estimates two doses 21 to 28 days apart. Health care workers and vulnerable people will be given priority in the first wave.