Peter Navarro, the top trade and manufacturing adviser for President Donald Trump, is predicting a coronavirus vaccine will be ready for public distribution “as early as January 2021,”
“It looks now, it looks — and this is a Trump miracle — it looks now that we may have a vaccine at mass scale as early as January 2021,” Navarro said on a call to reporters on Friday, according to Washington Examiner. He said the administration expects half a billion doses to be available by January.
“I think that this is a case where overproducing is far better than underproducing,” Navarro said.
Navarro mentioned a February article where White House Coronavirus Task Force expert Dr. Anthony Fauci “lays out, rather well, the traditional paradigm” to produce a vaccine and predict a delivery date for a drug to be produced within two and a half years. Navarro said the United States can expect a more accelerated timeline under the Trump administration.
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