Trump contradicts top official on corona vaccine

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that at least 100 million corona vaccines will be distributed in the US by the end of this year. In doing so, Trump contradicted his governments highest public health officer. He was “confused“, he said.

A few hours before Trump made his statement, Robert Redfield, the director of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), had said that a corona vaccine could possibly be widely distributed in the middle of next year or a little later. Redfield said that to a Senate committee.

The CDC Director said there may be a vaccine in November or December, adding that the limited initial doses may go to the most vulnerable. “To make enough people immune, I think we are going to need another six to nine months,” Redfield said.

“No, I think he made a mistake when he said that,” said President Trump about Redfields testimony before the Senate. “That is incorrect information. I think he was confused. I think he just didnt understand the question, possibly.”

Regarding the first doses of the corona vaccines, White House advisor Scott Atlas said Wednesday that high priority people will be vaccinated in January.