President Donald Trump filled his call with U.S. troops boasting of his own record, noting that the record stock market was high this week and saying COVID vaccines would begin shipping in the next week or two.
At least three COVID vaccines show remarkable efficacy, a promising result, with more than 12.9 million infections and more than 263,000 deaths from the virus in America.
Candidates will participate in Phase 3 clinical trials, this is the last step before asking the Food and Drug Administration for directions.
Trump says distribution will soon begin with front-line workers and high-risk populations.
“We’re rounding the sidewalk,” he said to call the troops stationed overseas. “Vaccines are literally delivered from next week and the following week, and many who work on the front, the elderly, doctors, nurses, are starting to get it.”
President Donald Trump said COVID vaccines will start going out next week and will be given to healthcare workers and vulnerable populations for the first time.
President Trump announced a traditional Thanksgiving with the soldiers
The FDA is meeting on Monday to discuss Pfizer granting an emergency license to use the vaccine.
According to Trump, the rapid development of the vaccine is a “medical miracle”.
“Some people call this a medical miracle.” It could have taken four to five years for this to be done normally. It probably should have been four or five years, just through the FDA. We pushed very hard, ”he said.
General Gustave Perna, who directs Operation Warp Speed to distribute coronavirus vaccines nationwide, told ABC News that he believed the FDA’s license, which he calls D-Day, could be made between December 10 and December 14. he authorized, he said, “24 hours later the vaccinations are on the street.”
In his overseas call, Trump also boasted the stock market’s record result on Tuesday: the Dow scored 30,000 points for the first time.
“She’s doing an incredible job and her country is doing well.” We just broke a record in the stock market above the Dow Jones industry average of over 30,000, ”he said.
The President spoke to various members of the service around the world.
“Don’t eat too many turkeys,” he told them.
“How is Kuwait,” he said in conversations with Army, Marine and Air Force personnel stationed in Kuwait.
He also spoke to members of the Navy Service about the USS Winston S Churchill in the Red Sea, members of the Colorado spacecraft and the Coast Guard forces of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
At the teleconference, all members of the service wore face masks. Trump didn’t wear one.
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President Trump gave applause to the troops as he ended his call with them
When one of the commanders thanked him for making the call, saying he had raised morale during the holiday, Trump replied, “I love doing it and I’m so proud of it.”
He also said the military is once again in better condition after four years in the White House, claiming its equipment is “peak” in shape.
“Your gear is getting newer and newer, getting better and better,” he told the Churchill crew.
“We only bought huge equipment at the military,” he said.
And he praised a man in service who said he was a golfer. “The only practice is there,” said the president, who played a round before talking to them.
The President spoke from the diplomatic room of the White House.