Working with India on the development of the Covid-19 vaccine: Trump
WASHINGTON: The United States is working with India on the development of a vaccine for Covid-19, President Donald trump He said Friday and recognized the American Indians as great scientists and researchers, who are contributing to the development of the vaccine.
Addressing the media, Trump said he is hopeful that it will be available by the end of the year, and announced that he will appoint a former chief vaccine officer to spearhead the effort as researchers around the world strive to develop a Coronavirus vaccine that has killed more than 300,000 people worldwide.
“I recently returned from India recently and we are working a lot with India and we have a huge Indian population in the United States and many of the people you are talking about are also working on the vaccine. Great scientist and researchers, ”he told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House when he revealed a massive effort to accelerate the development of the coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.
Yes. We are working very closely with India as well, ”Trump said in response to a question.
He described the prime minister Narendra Modi as a very good friend of his.
India has been very good and, as you know, its Prime Minister has been a very good friend of mine, Trump said and later on Twitter announced that he will donate fans to India.
I am proud to announce that the United States will donate fans to our friends in India, he wrote on Twitter.
We are with India and Prime Minister Modi during this pandemic, he said.
We are also cooperating in the development of vaccines. Together we will defeat the invisible enemy! Trump said.
The White House did not immediately say how many fans the United States is donating to India.
Probably for the first time, a president has recognized the scientific and research talents of the American Indian community.
A large number of scientists are engaged in cutting-edge research in various aspects of medical science, including in the National Institute of Health , Universities, research institutes and new biopharmaceutical companies.
There are an estimated four million American Indians in the United States, of whom approximately 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential election. As a presidential candidate, Trump was the first candidate to hold a separate election rally for American Indians in October 2016 in New Jersey.
Since then he has described himself as the best friend of India and American Indians in the White House.