President Trump on Wednesday refuted the CDC’s timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine, promising that one would be available for widespread distribution by the end of the year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption
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President Trump on Wednesday again said widespread distribution of a vaccine against the coronavirus would happen before the end of the year, directly contradicting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield. The CDC chief testified earlier Wednesday that a vaccine would not be widely available until next spring or summer.
Trump said he expects the government to be able to distribute a vaccine “sometime in October,” though “it may be a little later than that.”