The Wuhan virus continues to make 2020 one of the worst years in recent history.
Over 1 million people worldwide have died as a result of the pandemic and trillions of dollars have been lost from the economy.
But the Trump administration has announced one encouraging coronavirus breakthrough.
The American people did their part in order to “flatten the curve” and ensure that the healthcare system didn’t become overwhelmed from the pandemic.
That was many months ago, yet pro-lockdown governors and mayors still refuse to reopen the economy and some have said that the economy shouldn’t open back up at all until there’s an effective vaccine.
So it’s good news that the Trump administration has announced such a breakthrough could potentially be on the horizon.
Moncef Slaoui, Donald Trump’s unofficial vaccine czar, is spearheading the Operation Warp Speed program, which is working to get a COVID-19 vaccine to market. According to Slaoui, a vaccine could be available for limited usage as early as Thanksgiving.
From Market Watch:
“Slaoui is hopeful that drug makers will file for emergency authorization with the Food and Drug Administration by late November, immunization in high-risk populations could begin this year, and that the vaccines may be more effective in clinical trials than previously assumed.”
EUA (emergency use authorization) means that a coronavirus vaccine could be approved in critical cases, and those results would help determine whether or not a vaccine is ready to be distributed broadly.
“My expectation is really something between 80% and 90% efficacy…We will know if a vaccine works…anytime late October, or November, or in December. But I expect the EUA filing to happen three [or] four weeks after that moment of when we know the vaccine is efficacious, maybe if we work like crazy we make it happen in two weeks.”
This is incredibly encouraging news for Americans who are eager to resume their lives.
Meanwhile, the pro-lockdown contingent continues to stoke fear about the virus for political gain. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris said they would not take a vaccine if Trump endorsed it.
On top of that, the so-called mainstream media have gone out of their way to fill people with as much fear about the virus as possible.
Sadly, the tactic is working. One poll showed that Americans believe tens of millions of people in the United States have died from the virus.
The coronavirus has been the Democrats’ most effective line of attack against Trump in the general election. Prior to the pandemic, Biden’s chances of winning the presidency were slim.
The Democrats only narrative is that Biden will handle the virus better – of course, probably by forcing Americans to stay inside forever.
So if a vaccine for the virus is effective, the pro-lockdown crowd knows they will have no choice but to give the American people their freedom back.