Trump said the US would deliver at least 100 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year.
“As soon as the FDA approves the vaccine ... we’ll be able to distribute 100 million doses by the end of 2020 and a large number much sooner than that,” Trump said during a news conference with reporters at the White House.
The US president said that there was an 85 percent fall in the fatality rate since April among those who caught the coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP)
Saying that masks were not as important as the vaccine to combat coronavirus, Trump downplayed comments by Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, that the vaccine wouldn’t be readily available until next summer.