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President Trump was right about vaccine timing

By Rick Manning

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President Donald J. Trump was ridiculed and scoffed at by bureaucrats at the FDA when he repeatedly stated that a vaccine was nearing completion, possibly by election day.

[The Nov. 9] announcement by Pfizer Corporation that they have a vaccine that is 90-percent effective just six days past election day is proof that the president was right. What is alarming is that it is also proof that FDA officials, who knew that the president was telling the truth, instead chose to feed the lie that a vaccine was in the far-distant future.

This is exactly the swamp that the president has been taking on, [and they have been] fighting back, using the media as their willing allies. It is also more evidence that President Trump’s Project Warp Speed was absolutely necessary to bring treatments, tests, and vaccines to market safely and rapidly — rather than bowing to the public-health bureaucrats, who would rather have people die than give up control over their fiefdoms.

…America needs to give President Trump the thanks for not hiding in his basement, but instead fighting the bureaucracy to allow America’s best scientists the opportunity to develop medicines and vaccines that save hundreds of thousands of lives that would have been lost to the COVID virus.        

Rick Manning is president of Americans for Limited Government (ALG). The organization says it is a “non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free-market reforms, private- property rights, and core American liberties.” This op-ed is drawn from a news release the ALG issued on Nov. 9.

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