Donald Trump, US president has now said that the deadly novel Coronavirus will disappear without a vaccine. With the US death toll standing at 77,000 with close to a 1.3 million infections, Trump has predicted that US deaths would rise above 95,000.
On Friday, Trump abandoned his rhetoric on Coronavirus and said that he was sure the virus will go away according to medical professionals.
“I just rely on what doctors say. They say it’s going to go. That doesn’t mean this year. Doesn’t mean it’s going to be gone, Frankly, by fall or after the fall,” Trump said.
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden had said that the vaccine will be needed to do away with the virus. Trump added the vaccine could have been vital to eliminate the virus though he said it will reach a point where they wouldn’t be need for the virus.
“But eventually, it’s going to go away, the question is will we need a vaccine. At some point it’s going to probably go away by itself. If we had a vaccine that would be very helpful,” Trump said.
He exuded confidence that the virus will go away no matter what according to Yahoo news.
“I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go away without a vaccine. It’s going to go away, and we’re not going to see it again hopefully, after a period of time,” Trump added. Trump remained adamant that the virus will disappear without the vaccine.
Furthermore, Trump supported his claims noting that some virus had vanished without a breakthrough on a vaccine.
“There are some viruses of flus that come, and they went for a vaccine, and they never found the vaccine, and they’ve disappeared. They never showed up again. They die, too, like everything else,” Trump explained.
Trump’s change of tune however contradicts his earlier remarks having told the Fox News that the country needs a vaccine.
In addition, his comments contrast against Joe Video statement as he had posited that the vaccine won’t vanish without a vaccine.
“This isn’t going to be over until we have a vaccine,” Joe Biden said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country needs a vaccine to stop the virus. At the same time, Dr Anthony Fauci, US Infectious Diseases on Coronavirus Task force, is of different opinion as he noted the world needs a vaccine to eradicate the disease according to the Washington Post.
“I feel confident that over a period of time we will get a good vaccine,” Dr Fauci said.