(PatriotHeadline.com)- Dr. Anthony Fauci, perhaps the most recognizable member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, predicted on Wednesday that a fully tested and safe COVID-19 vaccine would be available before the end of the year. It comes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris cast doubt on the vaccine, dismissing it as potentially dangerous and saying they don’t “trust” the president.
“I would still put my money on November, December,” Fauci said during a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Panel. “Right now, the trials are over two thirds enrolled – really close to full enrolment on one, and over full enrolment on the other,” he added.
CNN reported that Fauci made his projection of the availability of a safe vaccine based on where the clinical trial sites currently are in their studies. His claims fly in the face of the narrative pushed by the Democrats that President Trump is rushing a vaccine, dismissing his Operation Warp Speed as dangerous.
The truth, however, is that Operation Warp Speed has not cut corners in terms of testing but instead of bureaucracy and red tape. Under the Trump administration, scientists have been allowed to work at full speed to produce a vaccine as soon as possible without unnecessary bureaucratic barriers getting in the way. Another measure taken to speed up the process has been to produce large quantities of the vaccine before it has been approved so that it is ready if an when it ultimately is approved.
The Department of Defence and various federal health agencies released new plans on Wednesday that say all Americans will be able to access the vaccine for free once it has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Reports suggested earlier this month, however, that the Trump administration had told governors to prepare COVID vaccination sites to be ready for November 1. President Trump even said during a recent White House press briefing that the vaccine could be ready before election day.
Meanwhile, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris is pushing an anti-vaccine message. During an interview, she said she wouldn’t trust a vaccine developed under the Trump administration – a dangerous and anti-science move that could result in millions of Democrat voters refusing to get the vaccine and continuing the spread of this deadly virus.