Covid-19 vaccine rollout slower than expected as Americans wait for doses
Trump: coronavirus vaccine is being developed at an accelerated pace
Congress will allocate $ 8.5 billion to fight the outbreak, President says
US President Donald Trump Appeals to CEOs of Major American Pharmaceutical Companies to Accelerate Development of Vaccines and Therapies to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus.
President announced this at the National Association of Districts Conference – 2020.
Administration officials have already met with state and county governments and heads of health departments in 30 states, the president said. In addition, regular briefings are held with governors to coordinate efforts to contain the outbreak. Trump noted that the situation is changing very quickly:
“It just shows what can happen. Six weeks ago, eight weeks ago, you didn’t hear about it. Unexpectedly, this excited the whole world, ”the President stressed..
Trump spoke about work on the development of a vaccine against coronavirus, which is being carried out by American pharmaceutical companies.
“We are actively promoting an accelerated vaccine development process. Yesterday I met with the largest pharmaceutical companies – Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and others. A lot of good things are happening and they are happening very quickly. I said: "Do me a favor. Speed it up!" – and they will do it. They work very hard and fast. We are moving as quickly as possible to develop therapy … This will help people recover faster and reduce the severity of the disease, “said the president..
Trump said the White House is working closely with Congress to pass legislation that will transfer funds to fight coronavirus to state and local governments. According to the President, Congress can allocate a total of $ 8.5 billion for these purposes..
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