11.8 C
New York
Friday, December 4, 2020
Home Stories COVID-19 vaccine ready & coming within weeks: Trump at final presidential debate...

COVID-19 vaccine ready & coming within weeks: Trump at final presidential debate with Biden

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a COVID-19 vaccine is “ready” and going to be announced “within weeks” to combat the deadly disease that has killed over 223,000 Americans, as he debated with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden for the final time before the presidential election.

The debate, just less than two weeks ahead of the crucial presidential elections on November 3, started with opening remarks by both the candidates, when the mike of the other was muted.

The coronavirus dominated the opening minutes of the Trump-Biden face-off with President Trump terming the contagion a worldwide problem .

This has been a worldwide problem, but I’ve been congratulated by many countries on what we’ve been able to do, he said at the debate held in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We have a vaccine that’s coming, it’s ready. It’s going to be announced within weeks and it’s going to be delivered, the President said, adding that companies like Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer are doing very well on that front.

Trump claimed that he had done a good job with a worldwide pandemic, saying the country needs to learn to live with it.

Responding to the President, Biden said that Trump has no plan.

He always says people are learning to live with it. People are learning to die with it, Biden said.

I will take care of this. I will make sure we have a plan, the former vice president said.

Biden said that this is a dark winter as he came down heavily on the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.

Trump praised the US response to the pandemic, claiming that the crisis is going away .

On the question of lockdown, Trump said: We don’t have the ability to lock ourselves in basement .

We’re not going to shut down and we have to open our schools, Trump said. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself, Trump said.

According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, the coronavirus has so far infected more than 41 million people and killed over 1.1 million people globally. The US is the worst affected country with over 8 million cases and 223,000 deaths.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

US Ex-presidents would get vaccine publicly to boost confidence. In India Modi, Shah & Yogi Should Also Be The First To Take Vaccine To...

Three former presidents say they'd be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated...

Wisconsin high court declines to hear Trump election lawsuit

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump's lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in...

RBI projects 6.8 pc retail inflation in December quarter

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday said retail inflation is likely to remain elevated and pegged it at 6.8 per cent for the...

As Sandeep Kataria takes Bata Helm, the List of Indian-Origin Corporate Bosses Grows

The rundown of Indian-inception corporate heads at multinationals is growing, with Sandeep Kataria assuming control over the reins of footwear significant Bata as its...

Recent Comments

%d bloggers like this: