President Donald Trump claimed that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield “made a mistake” when he told a Senate committee earlier in the day that a COVID-19 vaccine would likely not be available until the middle of 2021 (MORE VIDEO BELOW):
No, I think he made a mistake when he said that. It’s just incorrect information. I believe he was confused.
Trump has repeatedly claimed without any evidence that, that a vaccine will be available in weeks, possibly ahead of the Election Day on Nov. 3.
Redfield also said that safety masks — which Trump has mocked — are “more guaranteed” to protect against the COVID-19 than a vaccine.
NEW: CDC Director Redfield to US Senate cmte.:— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 16, 2020
“These facemasks are the important, powerful public health tool we have … I might even go so far as to say that this facemask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/7LJZ3U9xi1
However, Trump said that masks are not more effective than a non-existent vaccine.
Trump directly contradicts his CDC Director (and presumably science) on masks.— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) September 16, 2020
“Number 1 it’s not more effective than a vaccine. I called him about. … If you asked him, he would probably say that he didn’t understand the question” pic.twitter.com/WgoAhfpmDy
‘I think there’s a lot of problems with masks’ — Trump continues to throw doubt on the efficacy of masks and contradicted the CDC director’s argument for mask usage earlier today pic.twitter.com/VqxnyNS5lg— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 16, 2020
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