Trump says CDC director Robert Redfield is "confused" about the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine, a mask. Redfield replied.


President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested a misinterpretation of the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when he testified that a coronavirus vaccine may not be widely available until next year. Masks are a more effective way to fight this disease.

Trump says CDC director Robert Redfield is "confused" about the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine, a mask. Redfield replied.


"I'm sure he was confused," Trump told reporters at the White House.

Dr. Robert Redfield told a Senate panel on Wednesday that a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine may be available between November and December, but it is unlikely that the general public will have it until the summer or fall of next year. Be available. His remarks contradict Trump, who has said that a vaccine may be available by the end of the year, perhaps by the November 3 election.

Redfield also testified that wearing a face mask could provide more protection against the spread of the corona virus than vaccines.

Redfield said masks are "the most important health tool, one of the most important public health tools" to fight the epidemic.

"I would even say that his mask is more guaranteed to protect him from the mask when I get the Covid vaccine," Redfield said.

"If I don't get an immune response, the vaccine won't protect me," he said. "It will mask the face."

Hours later, Trump told a White House news briefing that Redfield was wrong on both sides.

"I called him - I said, 'What do you mean by that?'" Trump told reporters. "I think he just made a mistake. … I think he misunderstood the question.

"I got the impression that he didn't realize what he was saying," Trump said.

Trump insisted that the United States is ready to distribute the vaccine in most parts of the country whenever it is available, and reiterated his claim that it could happen in early October.

Trump has also consistently questioned the usefulness of masks, most recently at a town hall in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

"A vaccine is far more effective than a mask," he insisted during a White House briefing.

Trump said when he called Redfield on Wednesday, "I told him, 'What's with the mask?'" He said, "I think I answered that question wrong." Looks like maybe he misunderstood her.

Asked if he still has confidence in Redfield, Trump said: "I do. I do. I do."

Shortly after Trump's briefing, Redfield responded to the president's comments on Twitter, clearly promoting the use of masks.

"I believe in the importance of the 100% vaccine, especially the # COVID19 vaccine. The COVID19 vaccine is something that will bring Americans back to normal daily life," Redfield wrote. "Right now we have the best defense against the virus, which is a significant reduction in wearing masks, hand washing, social distance and being careful of crowds."

Democratic challenger Joe Biden and others have suggested that Trump is pressuring the medical community to provide a pre-scheduled vaccine for political gain.

Biden also weighed in on the Trump-Redfield flap in a tweet: "When I said I trust vaccines, and I trust scientists, but I don't trust Donald Trump - that's what I meant. "

Opponents of Trump say he is deliberately undermining his CDC director for political purposes.

During the Barack Obama administration, national security spokesman Tommy Vietor questioned the political significance of Trump's remarks.

Veteran tweeted, "For all Teflon Dawn's talk today, days like today remind you that Trump is really a Morgan." "It's hard to imagine a deeper political movement than a mask when you need to fight your own CDC director and then the majority of Republicans out of the house."

Critics also expressed surprise at Trump's refusal to wear a mask.

"He is endangering his own supporters," tweeted Democratic strategist Paul Begala, who fired you! The perfect leader to defeat Donald Trump. "Has there ever been a leader who had such an insult to his followers?"

Analysts say Trump. The Redfield controversy is embarrassing everywhere.

"You would expect a third world country to discuss life and death," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for then-House Speaker John Boehner, R. Ohio. "We are in a situation where no one has credibility and public opinion on public health advice varies based on which political party you belong to. It's ridiculous."


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