Trump says US will soon approve COVID-19 vaccine

US President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News that the coronavirus vaccine will be approved in the coming weeks.

“We will have a vaccine in a few weeks. It could happen in four weeks, maybe in eight weeks, ”Trump said.

The politician also stressed that without him, the United States would not have developed a vaccine for several years.

On September 12, pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced the resumption of clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine with the University of Oxford, following a suspension on September 9. Then one of the participants in a study in the UK was identified with unwanted adverse reactions.

The United States is in the first place in the world in the spread of coronavirus: 6.7 million were infected, more than 4 million recovered, almost 200 thousand people died.

Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan city on December 31, 2019. The disease causes a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Later, on March 11, WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the world, the number of infected has almost reached 29.5 million, more than 930 thousand people have died.