In a new report from The New York Times (that they must have absolutely hated to publish), we learn that health and medical experts have nothing but praise for the Trump administration’s recent efforts to quell the coronavirus pandemic. While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are practically building their entire campaign around Trump’s supposed failure to stomp out the invisible disease, experts reportedly have great confidence that the administration’s Operation Warp Speed will bring the pandemic to an end far more quickly than anyone originally expected.
“Events have moved faster than I thought possible. I have become cautiously optimistic,” wrote the paper’s science reporter, Donald McNeil Jr. “Experts are saying, with genuine confidence, that the pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they expected, possibly by the middle of next year.”
McNeil went on to share some information that the media rarely reveals. Information such as how the U.S. is “faring much better than it did during the Spanish influenza,” an epidemic that, given dramatic changes in population, killed the modern equivalent of 2 million Americans in 1918.
“Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is likely to begin granting approval to vaccines now in the works,” the report continued. “Despite the chaos in day-to-day politics and the fighting over issues like masks and lockdowns, Operation Warp Speed — the government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its severity.”
This outlook is supported by the Trump administration’s chief scientific advisor for the initiative, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who believes that some of the early vaccine candidates may be able to achieve an effectiveness rate as high as 90% — a feat that would put the pandemic behind us in short order.
“By then, Dr. Slaoui has estimated, the factories under contract will have produced enough vaccine for 30 to 40 million people, and then another 80 to 90 million people every month after that,” the report noted. “Assuming nothing goes wrong, he said, there will be enough doses for all 330 million Americans to be vaccinated by next June.”
If they’re not doing so already, the Trump campaign need to make sure this article is spread far and wide, because it not only touts the success of the administration, it goes directly against the narrative that forms the backbone of the Biden campaign. Plus, damn it, we could all use some good news right now, and this report is about as optimistic a sign as we’ve seen in quite a while.