Donald Trump appears to be desperate to end the pandemic that is the coronavirus as it is hurting his reelection chances by weakening his touted economy.
Trump, who once preached against vaccinations, is now urging pharmaceutical companies to hurry and release a vaccine that would help eliminate the COVID-19 virus. This obviously shows that Trump knows little to nothing about science.
At meeting with pharma companies, @realDonaldTrump says he is hearing that a vaccine can be ready in three to four months but Dr Fauci makes clear, after a question from this reporter, that it won’t be ready *to deploy* for at least a year. pic.twitter.com/jBAJsp88qX
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) March 2, 2020
Vaccines take time to create, but they also require testing on animals. From there, they’re often retooled and tested again on animals. It can go through several versions before scientists feel it is safe enough to test on humans, much less be ready for mass distribution.
One theme at Trump meeting with Pharma officials and vaccine experts; Officials and experts in room are stressing to Trump that vaccines can't be rushed on to the market quickly.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 2, 2020