(PoliticalLookout)- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most prominent member of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 task force, has said that the United States s now “real close” to approving a third COVID vaccine that doesn’t require two shots. It’s the first vaccine in the world that uses double-stranded DNA and doesn’t need to be administered twice.
The new vaccine has been developed by Johnson & Johnson and has been touted by President Trump repeatedly as a hopeful candidate.
It could rapidly increase the time it takes to vaccinate the entire population or reach herd immunity and was developed thanks to the policies put in place by the Trump administration.
According to Fauci, who is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the vaccine could be made available in just two weeks.
“No more than two weeks from now the data will be analyzed in a similar fashion the way we analyzed it with the Moderna and Pfizer candidate,” Fauci explained. “That is an independent data and safety monitoring board.”
The same board that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he didn’t trust when he established his own scientific board that was used to check the safety of the vaccine after it was delivered to the state. You might remember that it only took hours for Cuomo’s team to give the go-ahead, revealing his plot as merely an underhanded effort at suggesting the Trump administration could not be trusted on the vaccine.
And, with Fauci now working under the Biden administration, this victory for the Trump administration will likely be credited to Biden.
“We’ll look at the data, determine if it’s ready to be given to the company so that they can go to the FDA and ask to see if they can get an emergency use authorization,” he said.
Fauci also said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the data analysis is made and the vaccine is made in just two weeks.
The vaccine, which was developed with the $500 million made available to the scientists at Johnson & Johnson by the Trump administration, is “really good news” according to Fauci.
Speaking about the fact that it only requires one shot, Fauci said that it’s “really important because you can expect to start to see the results 10,14 days or so right after.”
“But it has a less stringent cold chain requirement, which is really good,” he added.
Just days after Biden took the White House, Democratic mayors and governors have become increasingly optimistic about America’s future and have begun allowing restaurants and stores to reopen. The introduction of this innovative new virus will speed that process up, but President Trump is unlikely to get the credit he deserves.