- Donald Trump said on Friday that the coronavirus vaccine will be available to all Americans by April 2021
- The president stressed that these estimates are based “on manufacturing that is in process, and is in process immediately now.”
- They also indicated that although it will be available to everyone, “no one will be forced to get vaccinated”
President Donald Trump said Friday that the coronavirus vaccine will be available to all Americans by April 2021.
“We will have manufactured at least 100 million doses of vaccine before the end of the year, and probably much more than that. Hundreds of millions of doses will be available each month and we hope that there will be enough vaccines for all Americans by April, “the president said at a press conference at the White House.
The president stressed that these estimates are based “on manufacturing that is in process, and is in process immediately now.”
In addition, he insisted that as soon as the vaccine is approved by the authorities, they will begin its distribution in the following 24 hours, for which they will use the help of the Armed Forces.
For his part, the member of the White House working group for the COVID-19, doctor Scott Atlas, who was at the press conference, specified that “the people on the priority list (due to their age or medical condition) may receive the vaccine, no one will be forced to be vaccinated. By April, all Americans who want to be vaccinated could be. It is not a forced vaccination ”.
On Wednesday, Trump overruled one of the government’s top health experts when discussing the plan to distribute the future vaccine against the disease, which he estimated will be ready before the election.
“We will be able to distribute 100 million doses of vaccines by the end of 2020, and then a very large number after,” he said two days ago. President.
Hours earlier, the director of the governmental Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English), Robert Redfield, had declared in a hearing before the Senate that the first doses of the vaccine will be distributed in a limited way and that they will not be widely available until the third quarter of 2021.
Asked about it on Wednesday, Trump considered that Redfield was wrong and said he was “surprised” by his words.