Trump says U.S. has 2 million coronavirus vaccine doses ready to go


According to a  CNBC , President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. has already produced 2 million coronavirus vaccine doses that are “ready to go” once scientists figure out whether it is safe and effective.

“Tremendous progress is being made on vaccines,” Trump said during a Friday morning news conference from the White House. “In fact, we’re ready to go in terms of transportation and logistics. We have over 2 million ready to go if it checks out for safety.”

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is involved in U.S. effort to produce a vaccine, declined to comment on Trump’s comments later Friday, saying, “I didn’t hear him say that.”

According to a New York Times report, the Trump administration has tapped five companies as the most likely to produce a vaccine and will aid in speeding the process. 

The nation’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNBC shortly after that he could not comment and was not familiar with the president’s remarks.


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