The FDA approved a COVID-19 vaccine for the general public last week, which earned the praise of President Trump.
In a recent video, President Trump praised America’s capacity to develop a “medical miracle” in record time, after the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the general public.
“We have delivered a safe and effective vaccine in just nine months. This is one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history,” Trump said. “It will save millions of lives and soon end the pandemic once and for all.”
Trump mentioned that the vaccine will be free and that the first vaccines would be administered in less than 24 hours. (The FDA had approved the vaccine last Friday.) Recently, Pfizer and Moderna – two pharmaceutical companies working on mRNA vaccines – reported that their vaccine recipients were over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.
“We have given Pfizer and other companies a great deal of money, hoping this would be the outcome, and it was,” Trump said. “On behalf of the American people, I’d like to thank all of the brilliant scientists, technicians, doctors, and workers who made this all possible.”
Through President Trump’s leadership and the hard work of all who worked on the vaccine, the American people are now a giant step closer to ending the COVID pandemic.