President Donald Trump spent time on his call with U.S. troops bragging about his own record, noting the record stock market high this week and claiming COVID vaccines will start being delivered in the next week or two.
At least three COVID vaccines show remarkable efficacy, a promising result as America sees more than 12.9 million infections and more than 263,000 deaths for the virus.
The candidates are in Phase 3 clinical trials, the last step before seeking the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration.
Trump said distribution will begin soon with frontline workers and high risk populations.
'We are rounding the curb,' he said on a call with troops stationed overseas. 'The vaccines are being delivered literally starting next week and week after, and the frontline workers and seniors and doctors, nurses, a lot of people going to start getting.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
President Donald Trump said COVID vaccines will start going out next week with healtcare workers and at-risk populations getting them first
President Trump made his announcement on his traditional Thanksgiving call with troops
The FDA is meeting Monday to talk to Pfizer about giving an emergency authorization for its vaccine to be used.
Trump said the rapid development of the vaccine was a 'medical miracle.'
'Some people call that a medical miracle really a miracle. It could have taken four or five years to do this normally. It probably would have taken four or five years, just getting it through the FDA. We pushed it very hard,' he said.
Gen. Gustave Perna, who is leading Operation Warp Speed's effort to distribute coronavirus