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Trump Adviser Navarro Expects 500M Vaccine Doses as Soon as Early 2021

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Trade adviser Peter Navarro. (Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 14 August 2020 06:37 PM

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.

"What the Trump administration does is turn that traditional paradigm on its head," Navarro said.

"I remember back in February when we were quietly working ... to stand up what we envisioned then as a five-horse race for the vaccine development," Navarro said. "This was back in February. What we understood, even then, was that in order to get this done quickly, we would also have to be standing up factories for the injector technology, the needles, the syringes, the vials, and also the manufacturing capability to produce the vaccine at scale itself."

And "Operation Warp Speed," an effort by the Trump administration to get the vaccine quickly developed, also expects to get the word out about the drug's safety. Many anti-vaxxers have promised not to use any coronavirus vaccine due to various conspiracy theories surrounding the therapy.

"We currently have three candidates in phase three clinical trials and are on pace to have more than 100 million doses of the vaccine ready before the end of the year and 500 million doses very shortly thereafter," Trump said. "And we're ready, logistically, to distribute them — our military is ready."

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