A vaccine for COVID-19 by the top of the yr will be the fastest pace for a novel pathogen in historical past, the White House mentioned on Thursday, asserting that it has been the objective of the administration and it’s nonetheless on monitor for that. “We do expect to have a vaccine by the end of the year. That has always been the goal and we are still on track for that,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany advised reporters at a information convention right here.
It is essential what US President Donald Trump has performed with regard to commercial-level manufacturing, she mentioned. “The fact that you have scaled up to manufacture these vaccines in advance is something that this president has done, as he is a businessman and thinks through exactly how to get a safe and effective vaccine delivered at a record speed. And part of that has entailed manufacturing in advance,” McEnany mentioned.
“To do this, it normally takes years to scale up to commercial-level production. But this president has done it in just a few short months. If we have this vaccine by the end of the year, it will be the fastest pace for a vaccine for a novel pathogen in history,” she added.
In response to a different query on the president’s suggestion a day earlier than that he would possibly overrule stricter requirements on the FDA on the coronavirus vaccine, McEnany mentioned the Food and Drug Administration does have strict requirements.
“They are the gold standard with regard to vaccines. The president was referring to the normal interagency process that happens with guidance and that includes running through the office of management and budget, so that is standard operating procedure,” she mentioned.
In a separate assertion, Al Mason, co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, praised the president for his profitable battle in opposition to the coronavirus.
“President Trump has done an extraordinary job, fighting the made in China virus on all fronts every single day,” he mentioned.