President Trump stated on Monday that he believed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with folks in the Democratic Party, worked to delay the release of information concerning a potential coronavirus vaccine in order to hurt his chances at being reelected.
At this point, nothing the left does would truly surprise me. These folks hate the president so much — for reasons they never seem to be able to articulate — they are willing to lie, cheat, and steal to ensure he’s not reelected.
Trump made the allegation on Monday evening over Twitter after news broke of a potential Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 being authorized by the end of November. The drug manufacturer released early survey results of its vaccine, created with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech, showing it to be potentially 90% effective at inoculating against the disease.
“The [FDA] and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later – As I’ve said all along!” Trump tweeted.
Pfizer announced the news on Monday morning and said that early survey results based off 94 trial participants in a study involving 43,538 subjects showed that the vaccine could be as high as 90% effective against the virus.
The vaccine announcement was pushed by the Trump administration as a big success for Operation Warp Speed. This is the name for the plan cooked up by the Trump administration to accelerate the production of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Senior vice president and head of vaccine research and development over at Pfizer, Kathrin Jansen, had originally denied that this vaccine was part of the operation.
Jansen told reporters at the NY Times, “We were never part of the Warp Speed. We have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.”
Later on, Pfizer walked the statement back, saying the Times took the comments out of context and noted the company did indeed participate in War Speed.
“Pfizer is proud to be one of various vaccine manufacturers participating in Operation Warp Speed as a supplier of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. While Pfizer did reach an advanced purchase agreement with the U.S. government, the company did not accept BARDA funding for the research and development process,” the company’s statement reads. “All the investment for R&D and manufacturing has been made by Pfizer at risk. Dr. Jansen’s comment, which was taken out of context, was just emphasizing that last point.”
Again, not surprising the media would try to bury any sort of positive story about President Trump, especially if it has to do with the coronavirus, because that was the issue most folks seem to consider him the weakest on politically speaking.
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