Recently, President Donald Trump declared that a COVID-19 vaccine would be available “long before the end of the year.” On Sunday, a senior white house official would not give reporters an actual timeline for when it would be finished and distributed to the American people.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn was on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday and commented on the issue, saying:
“I can’t predict when a vaccine will be available. Yes, we are seeing unprecedented speed for the development of a vaccine. But … our solemn promise to the American people is that we will make a decision based upon the data and science on a vaccine, with respect to the safety and effectiveness of that vaccine.”