President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for distribution as early as mid-October — hours after the head of the CDC testified it likely wouldn’t be ready until the end of the year and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden voiced concerns he was putting politics ahead of safety.
“We’re all set to distribute immediately. We are set to — it could be in October, or in November. It could be later than that, but I think it will be in October,” Trump told reporters in a news briefing, where he also said he thought a vaccine for the coronavirus would be ready in “mid-October.”
“We will be able to distribute at least 100 million vaccine doses by the end of 2020. And a large number much sooner than that,” Trump said.
In testimony before the Senate on Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Robert Redfield said a vaccine likely wouldn’t be ready until late November or December, and it would take “six to nine” months to get…
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