Donald Trump was right. While the arrogant, self-congratulatory and patronizing Left busied themselves with mocking the president, Trump and his administration delivered the impossible. Long before the end of the year, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine, with immunizations beginning on December 14th.
Trump, his administration and Operation Warp Speed defied all odds — and all the “experts” — by overseeing the development and distribution of a vaccine in a period of just 10 months. In just 10 months, in the middle of a global pandemic, the United States has produced multiple highly effective vaccines.
Trump was right. The “experts” and our journalistic elites were wrong.
Speaking on CNN Newsroom in May, Dr. Peter Hotez — Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development — helped debunk Trump’s statement that he “hopes to have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year,” saying “I don’t see a path by which any vaccine is licensed — whether it’s emergency use or otherwise — until the third quarter of 2021.”
President Trump said he hopes to have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.
“I don’t see a path by which any vaccine is licensed — whether it’s emergency use or otherwise — until the third quarter of 2021,” Dr. Peter Hotez says. https://t.co/8GKQJj9VJJ pic.twitter.com/NQaS6zVdRg
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 15, 2020
Earlier in March, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, mocked Trump, saying that “Dr. Fauci has publicly explained in front of Trump three times now that it will take a year or more to develop a Coronavirus vaccine.”
Since Monday, Dr. Fauci has publicly explained in front of Trump three times now that it will take a year or more to develop a Coronavirus vaccine. pic.twitter.com/3HFBccFm0k
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 3, 2020
Then there was the steady stream of CNN reports and “analyses” which either dismissed Trump’s claims or aimed to undermine them. In September, Jen Christensen wrote a piece titled “Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be ‘colossally stupid,’” citing criticisms which the Left now decry as anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.
In April, Robert Kuznia published a piece titled “The timetable for a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months. Experts say that’s risky.” The article cited Dr. Peter Hotez, and Dr. Paul Offit — the “co-inventer of the successful rotavirus vaccine” — who said “When Dr. Fauci said 12 to 18 months, I thought that was ridiculously optimistic. And I’m sure he did, too.”
Then, in late October, CNN published a “fact check,” saying that “Trump falsely says a Covid-19 vaccine is ready,” citing that “The FDA has not approved a vaccine for emergency use authorization,” happily ignoring the obvious subjective difference between a vaccine being “ready” and “approved.”
Then comes CNN’s pièce de résistance of wrongness…Continue Reading