The President of the United States, Donald Trump, affirmed this Sunday that he is “convinced” that his country will have a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus by the end of the year and predicted that the pandemic will leave in his nation “80,000 or 90,000 dead ”, Which recognized that“ it cannot be called a success ”of his management.
“We are very convinced that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year,” Donald Trump said in a virtual meeting with supporters broadcast by the Fox News network. However, health experts from the United States government had spoken of January 2021 as the most optimistic date to get it, and the President of the United States admitted that “the doctors would prefer not to say” that he expects it before.
“But I will say what I think: I think we are going to have a vaccine sooner rather than later,” said Donald Trump, with no other arguments than to refer to his conversations with “business leaders” involved in developing a cure for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Asked if he wants to have the coronavirus vaccine before any other country, Donald Trump said: “I don’t care, I just want to get a vaccine that works. If another country gets it sooner, I will take my hat off.”
“We are going much faster than (in the development of) any vaccine in history,” said Donald Trump and raised his prediction of the number of deaths that the Covid-19 coronavirus will leave in the United States, given that the calculation of 50,000 or 60 A thousand fatalities that he cited on April 20 has already been delayed and now exceed 67,000.
Donald Trump admitted that 90,000 coronavirus deaths cannot “be called a success,” but argued that it is preferable to the “million or two million there would have been” without movement restriction measures and if he had not vetoed foreign travel from China.
The President of the United States also rejected press reports that he ignored several warnings by intelligence agencies about the severity of the coronavirus in January and February.