The President of the United States Donald trump at a press briefing at the White house reported that in January, American scientists began working on a vaccine against coronavirus
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He thanked the scientists for their efforts and expressed the hope that “the vaccine will be ready by the end of the year”
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The President of the United States Donald trump at a press briefing at the White house reported that in January, American scientists began working on a vaccine against the coronavirus, reports “Interfax”. “Scientists at the national institutes of health began to develop the first trial of the vaccine on 11 January,” he said.
“Then people did not know what was going on around, and we have already begun to develop a vaccine, not even knowing what we’re up against,” added trump.
He thanked the scientists for their efforts and expressed the hope that “the vaccine will be ready by the end of the year.”
Earlier on Friday it became known that the number of diagnosed cases of infection with coronavirus COVID-19 in the world has exceeded 4.5 million More than 1.7 million cases have recovered, which is more than 35% of all identified cases of coronavirus infection.
A record number of infections and deaths occur in the United States. There since the beginning of the outbreak of coronavirus identified more than 1.4 million infected COVID-19, nearly 87 thousand infected died.
Trump said that the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 should put an end in China before the virus spread to the rest of the world. “This was never supposed to happen. He came from China – he had to be stopped in China, before he got out in the world,” he said at a press conference.
Trump also said that in the case of development of vaccines against coronavirus China, the United States also will have access to the drug. The President assured that the US no matter which country will receive the vaccine.
In the United States by the end of 2020 can prepare hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines against coronavirus COVID-19, said one of the leaders of the project “Operation “Supersonic speed”” Moncef Slaoui.
Slawi – the former head of the Department to create vaccines company of GlaxoSmithKline. For about eight years he led the development of the individual vaccines that protect against gastroenteritis in infants, pneumococcal disease and cervical cancer. Currently he is a venture investor, but is also on the Board of Directors of a biotech company Moderna.
Trump administration implements the project “Operation “Supersonic speed”, which aims to combine private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military to try to accelerate the development of vaccines against coronavirus.
Previously, experts in the field of health, in particular infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci, said that the vaccine against the coronavirus can be prepared in the best case in 12-18 months.
Trump and the Republican party of the United States has repeatedly accused Beijing that he did not warn the world about the seriousness and extent of the outbreak of coronavirus.
Trump also said he was willing to consider the option of imposing sanctions against China if that country does not cooperate in the investigation into the causes of the spread of coronavirus.
In April it became known that the US is waging a full-scale investigation of the origin of the coronavirus and why China has not managed to stop its spread. According to one version, appeared in the media, in Washington do not exclude that the virus comes from a scientific laboratory in Wuhan. At the same time, the U.S. intelligence community believe that the virus is not of artificial origin and have not been genetically modified.