De Blasio Gives Trump Credit for Miracle COVID Vaccine
After months of bickering and telling the media that President Trump was not doing enough to stop the spread of COVID, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has changed his tune a little bit. The New York City mayor said that President Donald Trump’s administration played a critical role in bringing the COVID vaccine to the public quickly. In a tweet, de Blasio called the vaccine a “miracle so many have waited and worked for.” He called on all New Yorkers to get the shot as soon as possible to set the city free.
Biden Credits Trump for Bringing Vaccine to Market Quickly
Joe Biden also credited the current administration for successfully getting the vaccine to those who need it most as quickly as possible. Biden made his comments while getting his first of two doses of the vaccine on live TV on December 21, 2020. In September, Biden had questioned if a vaccine that was brought to market so quickly was safe to use.
Even media members who have seemingly been against Trump throughout his presidency are giving him a little credit.
Operation Warp Speed
President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed goal is to make more than 300 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January 2021. Individual states determine the order in which people get the vaccine, but most have put frontline workers at the head of the line. By December 19, the program had rolled out over 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
President Trump, who had COVID in September, has not said if he plans on getting the vaccine.