Trump takes credit for Pfizer vaccine development, says Americans wouldn’t have one yet without his leadership


President Trump on Friday claimed the U. S. would not have a coronavirus vaccine on the way had he not been in the Oval Office to oversee its development.

“We’re way ahead on vaccines," Trump said during a press conference at the White House. “You wouldn’t have a vaccine if it weren’t for me for another 4 years.”

The president reasoned that the Food and Drug Administration would have never been able to do what he required them to do to speed up the process.

Through Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration coordinated and invested in the accelerated development of a vaccine – with the ambitious goal of having 300 million doses of a safe vaccine available by January.

Pfizer and partner BioNTech SE announced they applied for emergency authorization use on Friday, after clinical trial data showed their vaccine was 95% effective in preventing infection, with no serious safety concerns observed so far.

Moderna announced earlier this week that its vaccine candidate is just shy of 95% effective, and the compa... (Read more)

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