President Trump is predicting that there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus by the end of this year.
According to The Hill:
President Trump said Sunday that his administration is confident the United States will have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus by the end of the year.
“We think we are going to have a vaccine by the end of this year,” Trump said during a virtual Fox News town hall Sunday evening.
Trump’s remarks followed news that his administration was pushing agencies to speed up the vaccine development process with a new project called “Operation Warp Speed.” The project’s reported goal is to speed up vaccine development by several months and have 300 million doses of a vaccine available by January.
“The doctors would say, ‘Well, you shouldn’t say that.’ I’ll say what I think,” Trump said later, noting that he had met with executives of companies working on vaccine development.
President Trump’s plan is ambitious but he is projecting confidence as he works to open the economy back up.