UPDATED 11:20 AM PT – Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Health experts are praising the Trump administration for their swift and effective coronavirus vaccine efforts.
In a recent interview, Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, praised President Trump for the breathtaking speed of vaccine development and distribution.
This came after the Trump administration helped develop two vaccines within 11 months of the virus in the U.S., which is something Dr. Collins said is record timing.
“That effort and the recruitment of Dr. Moncef Slaoui was an incredibly important step forward that the administration deserves credit for because that did motivate a lot of actions, a lot of coordination,” he stated.
Today, I got my second dose of the @moderna_tx #COVID19 vaccine alongside @HHSGov @SecAzar and my #NIH colleagues Colleen McGowan & @NIAIDNews Dr. Fauci. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when possible. Let’s all #SleeveUp to stop the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/5HXIUcuiSp
— Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) January 19, 2021
Dr. Collins also refuted claims the Trump administration had no vaccine distribution plan. He said Operation Warp Speed included a feasible distribution plan ready at a moment’s notice upon its approval.