Trump Claims COVID-19 Will Go Away And That An AIDS Vaccine Exists. It Doesn’t.
President Donald Trump dropped the topic during a speech to the White House on police reform on Tuesday, stating that the coronavirus pandemic would go away without a vaccine and that scientists "developed the AIDS vaccine".
There is currently no scientific evidence that the coronavirus will go away if a vaccine is not developed and there is no AIDS vaccine.
On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive ordinance on police reform in a global conversation about racial inequality and police brutality in America triggered by the police murder of George Floyd in late May. The order establishes a federal database of police officers who have used excessive force in the past.
Trump made his speech in the rose garden, telling the crowd that he was signing the order to "provide a future of security to Americans of all races, religions, colors and beliefs". He also praised law enforcement response to the protests and insisted that Americans "demand law and order."
"Without the police, there is chaos," Trump said.
In his speech, he continued to address the ongoing pandemic and how the government is dealing with it. While praising himself and the scientists working on a corona virus vaccine, he claimed that "I will predict a very successful vaccine before the end of the year."
Of the scientists, he said, "They came up with things. They have developed many other medicines and therapeutics over the years. These are the people, the best, brightest, and most brilliant people. They came up with the AIDS vaccine."
“Or AIDS, and as you know, there are different things and now different companies are involved and the therapeutic agent for AIDS. AIDS was a death sentence and now people live a pill life, ”he continued.
"You came up with the AIDS vaccine."
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No vaccine is currently available to prevent HIV or the AIDS virus, or to treat those who have it. However, there are many medications for people infected with HIV to fight the virus.
Aside from his erroneous claims about an AIDS vaccine, Trump again said that if the vaccine is not developed, the coronavirus will eventually go away.
"I always say that it goes away even without it. But if we had the vaccine - and we will - if we were therapeutic or healing, one kind of merges with the other. It will be a fantastic day and I think it will happen. And it will happen very soon, ”he wandered.
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Trump claims (incorrectly) that the coronavirus "goes away" on its own, even if no vaccine is developed
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Dr. Mike Ryan, director of the WHO emergency program, said at a virtual press conference in Geneva that he did not believe that "someone can predict when this disease will go away" and that it "will never go away".
"It is important to put this on the table: this virus can only become another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away," said Ryan. "HIV has not disappeared - but we have come to terms with the virus."
Trump's misinformation follows Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and begs the nation's governors to share misleading facts about the pandemic. Pence reportedly downplayed coronavirus outbreaks in some regions during a private call on Monday, claiming it was "intermittent" virus spikes.
Pence says the COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma are "flattened" - 2 days after the record jump
The corona virus is still spreading, Trump and Congress are still fluctuating
Coronavirus cases are increasing in Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma
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