I KNEW THIS was coming…..
Donald Trump has been trolling a lie that vaccine would be widely available before the election…
THAT isn’t gonna happen…
Sure you CAN get vaccine shots if you volunteer for one of the experimental ones…
But a government ‘approved’ finished vaccine is NOT in the cards….
CDC head guy Redfield said his piece….
Trump and company have attacked this….
They don’t respect ‘experts’….
Probably go to gas station for a doctors check-up….
And listen to a Real Estate guy for legal direction, eh?
President Donald Trump’s congressional allies and White House aides backed his rebuke of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield on Thursday, insisting they trusted the president over the nation’s top public health official on matters of face masks and vaccine development.
“If I just take the words of the CDC and the president, the president is right,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said at a news conference, pledging that the U.S. would “have a safe and effective vaccine this year.”
“If I were a betting man, I’d bet on President Trump,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows added in an interview on Fox News — saying his conclusion was “based on what I know behind the scenes [and] how quickly we are moving on the clinical trials.”
“I respect Dr. Redfield,” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chair of the Senate’s health committee, told reporters. But he declined to answer whether Americans should have confidence in the federal pandemic response when the president is undermining the CDC director and offering conflicting information.
The shows of support for Trump came after the president contradictedRedfield’s testimony before a Senate committee on Wednesday, when the virologist told lawmakers that mask-wearing could be more effective than an eventual vaccine in containing the spread of the coronavirus.
Redfield also predicted that while a vaccine could become available by November or December, it would likely not be “generally available to the American public” until the late second quarter or early third quarter of next year.
At a White House news briefing hours later, Trump took issue with both statements by Redfield, contending the CDC chief had “made a mistake” and that the “mask is not as important as the vaccine.”