Trump criticizes the timing of the Biontech message
A few days after the US election, Biontech and Pfizer publish encouraging results from their research into a corona vaccine. US President Trump suspects a deliberate delay in order not to allow him to win before the election. Otherwise, the victim continues to shoot from all cylinders.
In a series of tweets, incumbent President Donald Trump described the announcement of promising results by the manufacturers of a corona vaccine a few days after the US election as politically motivated. The pharmaceutical company Pfizer “did not have the courage” to announce the good news before the election, criticized Trump. The US company is working on the vaccine with the German company Biontech.
Trump also criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in his administration, responsible for approval. The FDA should have announced the results earlier, he complained. “Not for political reasons, but to save lives,” wrote Trump. During the election campaign, he had repeatedly promised that there would be good news on vaccines before the vote – and hoped for a political tailwind from it.
“The FDA and the Democrats didn’t want me to have a vaccine success before the election, so it came out five days later,” Trump wrote on Twitter. His administration’s FDA is headed by Stephen Hahn, whom Republican Trump himself appointed. Biontech and Pfizer were the first western manufacturers to publish promising – but limited in the details’ scope – results on Monday. Accordingly, your vaccine offers more than 90 percent protection against Covid-19. The companies want to apply for emergency approval from the FDA starting next week.
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In Pennsylvania’s critical state, Trump’s attorneys are attacking vote counting and the postal voting system. Trump also reiterated his allegations of fraud over the elections in Georgia, Nevada, and Wisconsin in a series of tweets. There are still no cases of electoral fraud in favor of President-elect Joe Biden confirmed. “Nevada turns out to be a cesspool of false voices,” wrote Trump on Twitter, promising “absolutely shocking” revelations. Twitter immediately issued a warning to the president’s message because it was a controversial claim.
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