According to a report by Fox News of The 22nd, U.S. President Donald Trump told Fox News Medical editor Mark Siegel on Wednesday that he personally supports vaccination but does not know if he should be the first to get a irus vaccine from a novel Coronavirus.
Us media have pointed out that Donald Trump tweeted that vaccinations cause autism.
“Well, you know how it works.
If I was the first [vaccinator], they’d say, ‘He’s so selfish.
He wants to be vaccinated first.
‘And then other people will say,’ Hey, that was a very brave thing to do.
‘If they want me to do it and they think it’s the right thing to do, I will absolutely do it.
I’ll be the first or last to get vaccinated.”
Trump’s comments came on the same day Pfizer and BioNTech said the U.S. government had ordered 100 million doses of the Novel Coronavirus vaccine worth $1.95 billion.
If the vaccine proves safe and effective, the DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services could buy another 500 million doses.
The two companies are jointly developing four potential vaccines, one of which will begin the first phase of a phase III trial on 30,000 volunteers later this month.
Us Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said on Wednesday, “Expanding the diversified portfolio of the ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine program by adding vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech increases the likelihood that we will have a safe and effective vaccine available as early as the end of this year.
Depending on the success of clinical trials, today’s agreement will deliver about 100 million doses to the American people.”
The report said Mr Trump was clearly feeling the pressure to show his support for the vaccine.
“You know, whether I was first or not, I lost,” he said.
If I don’t get vaccinated, they’ll say, ‘He doesn’t trust it.'”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that the United States is moving quickly to find a safe and effective vaccine.
However, even if the Novel Coronavirus vaccine is widely available and inexpensive, not all Americans are willing to get vaccinated.
A CNN poll in May found that a third of Americans would not try to get vaccinated, and 47 percent of Republican supporters said they would not.
Dr. Fauci, the top U.S. epidemiologist, also noted in an interview with CNN in late June, “There is a widespread anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine sentiment among some people in the United States.
Relatively speaking, the proportion [in the US] is staggering.”
“Yes, you lose anyway, so do America a favor and leave,” one netizen said after Trump’s remarks about vaccinations.
“Wait a minute, Trump said in 2015 that vaccines cause autism…
I guess he’d rather have autism than novel Coronavirus.”