Speaking in the White House rose garden on Tuesday, US President Donald trump pledged that a covid-19 vaccine would be successfully developed by the end of this year, announcing the creation of a vaccine research and development task force to be called Operation Warp Speed.However, he said the pace of vaccine development had nothing to do with the United States lifting the ban. “with or without the vaccine, we will go back to the old days,” he said.
According to England “daily mail” reported on May 15, trump said on the same day at the White House press conference, vaccine research and development team leader, chief scientist will be made by the original GSK drug company executives receive Joseph he wei, the department of defense army materiel command commander general gustave pena will serve as chief operating officer.
Trump noted that there are now 14 candidate vaccines in the pipeline, “sooner by the end of the year, maybe sooner.”
But trump also made it clear that even without the vaccine, americans must begin to return to normal life. “with or without the vaccine, we will go back to the past, and we are already doing that,” he said.He also said schools should reopen in the fall.
Bloomberg news quoted government officials as saying the “super quick mission” aims to produce 300 million doses of vaccine by January.But Anthony fauci, director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases (NIAID) and a member of the White House coronavirus working group, and other experts say it will take at least a year to develop a vaccine.Notably, fauci, who announced his self-imposed quarantine on Tuesday, also appeared at the press conference on Monday. He stood behind trump in a mask and did not speak at all.