President Donald Trump has said the United States has produced more than 2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and is ready to use it after it has been tested for safety by scientists.
“There has been tremendous progress in making the vaccine. In fact, we are ready to go into the transportation and logistics stage. We have more than 2 million doses of vaccine ready to be used if they finish the test.” check for safety, “Mr. Trump said at a press conference in the morning of 5/6 at the White House.
The White House boss also affirmed that the US has incredible ability to vaccinate. “We are doing very well on vaccines. I think you will see similar surprises and positive treatments. About the treatments, we are also doing very well,” he said.
According to CNBC, White House health advisor Anthony Fauci, who was involved in the US vaccine production process, declined to comment on Trump’s comments.
“I haven’t heard him say that,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The Trump administration has selected five companies as the most likely candidates to produce the SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine, according to the New York Times. But in a speech on June 5, Mr. Trump did not say those companies had started producing vacccine.
The National Institutes of Health was quick to work with Moderna biotechnology company on a potential vaccine to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic. Dr Anthony Fauci said earlier this week there were at least four potential vaccine trials that he participated in, either directly or indirectly.
Due to the impact of the pandemic, U.S. officials and medical researchers have been promoting the development of vaccine candidates by investing in multiple research stages.
US officials and scientists are hoping that a Covid-19 pandemic vaccine will be available in the first half of next year.
“By the beginning of 2021, we expect a few million doses,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.