Germany’s well being minister mentioned growing a vaccine for the coronavirus may take “years”, after Donald Trump predicted it may very well be achieved by the top of 2020.
“I would be delighted if it was possible to achieve this in a few months,” Jens Spahn mentioned late Sunday on ARD tv.
“But it can also take years as there can of course be setbacks, as we have seen some with other vaccines,” he mentioned.
“The development of vaccines is one of the most challenging and difficult tasks in medicine.”
Trump, relaunching his re-election marketing campaign on Sunday, was extra optimistic.
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“We are very confident that we’re going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” he mentioned in a Fox Information “town hall” present broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
“The doctors would say ‘well, you shouldn’t say that.’ I’ll say what I think,” he mentioned.