Meadows: Vaccine launch has nothing to do with election

Tuesday, 01. September 2020 16:46

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (pictured) asserted on Tuesday that releasing a potential vaccine against coronavirus "has nothing to do with November 3" and the 2020 US election.

"Whether it comes out before the election or before the end of the year, it will come out in record time," he said in an interview with CNBC.

On Monday, US President Donald Trump unveiled that AstraZeneca's vaccine candidate entered Phase 3 clinical trial, fueling hopes over containing the pandemic. Meanwhile, former commissioner of the US Food and Drugs Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb previously noted it's unlikely for any COVID-19 vaccine to "gather enough evidence to receive emergency approval" in the US ahead of the election.

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