On Tuesday afternoon, the President took to the stage to heap praise on the team behind Operation Warp Speed” – the codename given to the American effort to create and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.
Trump appeared on stage after a short video compilation that began with pundits and experts doubting the possibility that a vaccine would be rolled out before the end of 2020. The footage soon took on a celebratory tone, complete with an inspirational and epic soundtrack, as the clips shifted to portraying astounded media contributors cheering on the President’s massive effort.
The Commander in Chief was no less optimistic, calling the endeavor a “modern day miracle”.
“We are very, very happy we were able to get things done at a level we haven’t seen before,” Trump said, saying that vaccines created by Pfizer and Moderna “are approximately 95% effective,” saying that projection was “far exceeding anything that really anybody thought.”
“We are very hopeful that the FDA will authorize the Pfizer vaccine within days, and the Moderna vaccine almost immediately thereafter,” Trump continued.
“My administration provided a total of $14 billion to accelerate vaccine development and to manufacture all of the top candidates in advance,” he said.
“It has been a modern-day miracle,” the president said. “I want to give you my love. And good luck.”
The President then publicly signed an executive order that would prioritize vaccinations for Americans – something that was reported on just days ago.
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