US President Donald Trump held a press conference on Friday in the White House Rose Garden during which he updated the nation on 'Operation Warp Speed' to help the country have a coronavirus vaccine on the market by the end of the year.
«Today I want to update you on the next stage of this momentous medical initiative. It's called Operation Warp Speed, that means big and it means fast. A massive... Еще scientific, industrial and logistical endeavor, unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project,» exclaimed Donald Trump.
After praising the operation and its capabilities, Trump outlined the role and responsibilities of the operation. «Its objective is to finish developing and then to manufacture and distribute a proven coronavirus vaccine as fast as possible, again, we'd love to see if we could do it prior to the end of the year,» stated Trump.
Trump also repeated an opinion he has been sharing regularly, that he wants to see the country opening again and that he expects states to move forward regarding reopening businesses and the economy. «I just want to make something clear. It's very important. vaccine or no vaccine, we're back and we're starting the process. And in many cases, they don't have vaccines and a virus or a flu comes and you fight through it,» Trump said.
The US has been the worst-hit nation by the coronavirus outbreak thus far. 1,470,688 confirmed cases have been recorded, leading to 87,773 virus-related deaths.