9/16, 11:26 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: COVID vaccination could start in mid-October

United States President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that the distribution of the first coronavirus vaccine could start in mid-October or "maybe a little bit later." He added that the US could supply at least 100,000,000 doses by the end of the year, as well as that all the necessary supplies for vaccination had been manufactured.

Trump contradicted the Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield, who said in his testimony to Congress that it would take six to nine months before a vaccine could be distributed nationally. Trump repeatedly speculated that Redfield "misunderstood the question" when he was asked about vaccine distribution.

The president launched another attack on his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, alleging that he "promotes anti-vaccine theories." He called on states with Democratic governors to "open them up," claiming that the measures against the coronavirus were "hurting people far more than the disease itself."

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