Donald Trump disputes with CDC's chief on COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. President says Redfield “made a mistake” when he told lawmakers that any vaccine available in November or December would be in “very limited supply,” and reserved for first responders and people most vulnerable to COVID-19.

President Donald Trump is disagreeing with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the potential availability of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public.

Trump promised Wednesday that a vaccine will be available much sooner than was projected in congressional testimony earlier in the day by Dr. Robert Redfield.

Trump says Redfield "made a mistake" when he told lawmakers that any vaccine available in November or December would be in "very limited supply," and reserved for first responders and people most vulnerable to COVID-19. Redfield estimated the shot wouldn't be broadly available until the spring or summer of 2021.

Trump is predicting a vaccine will be approved before voters go to the polls Nov. 3.





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