Official says vaccine expected in January, countering Trump - (ABC News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • A Trump administration official leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic says the US can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, as reported by ABC News.

  • Robert Kadlec, who is Department of Health and Human Services' assistant secretary of preparedness and response, said the administration "is accelerating production of safe and effective vaccines...to ensure delivery starting January 2021."

  • When asked about the disparity, the White House was not specific on a date, but said Trump's priority is to distribute a vaccine "as soon as possible."

  • Kadlec said, without elaborating, that it was not correct to conclude that this meant the country could not see a vaccine sooner than January.

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