Watch Live: Trump to give update on COVID-19 vaccine effort Operation Warp Speed
President Trump is giving an update on Operation Warp Speed, the project to develop and speed up the production ofvaccines, in his first public remarks since he falsely claimed he won the election eight days ago.
Mr. Trump had an Operation Warp Speed meeting at the White House earlier Friday. The president has largely stayed away from the public eye, tweeting his frustrations and unfounded claims about rampant fraud an election rigging. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden has gathered his transition team and named a chief of staff,.
How to watch Trump’s Operation Warp Speed update
What: President Trump gives an update on COVID-19 vaccine progress today at the White House
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: White House Rose Garden
Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile phone or streaming device.
Pfizer announced earlier this week that its trials show its COVID-19 vaccine is “more than 90% effective,” which gave markets a boost. The pharmaceutical company said it would soon be applying for Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
The Trump administration has hoped that the vaccine will be available to vulnerable populations as soon as by the end of the year. In that case, both the Trump and Biden administrations will be responsible for overseeing the distribution of the vaccine.
Coronavirus cases continue to soar in the U.S., as do deaths. Total cases are close to reaching 10.6 million, and the total number of deaths are approaching 243,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.