May 05, 2020, 16:53
|Donald Trump is not only a quack (not even a charlatan, because he's not a medic) when it comes to dispensing advice about cures and vaccines, he is a dangerous and irresponsible futurist.
He couldn't name any scientific or medical authoritative sources to substantiate his claim that the U.S. will come up with a vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of 2020, but the real-estate man still finds it conscionable to announce that the U.S. would have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. Here's what he said:
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.
"We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year," Trump said in a Fox News "town hall" show broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
He also said he would urge the reopening of schools and universities in September, saying "I want them to go back."
Let me emphasize that so far none of the U.S. medical experts has seconded his statement because no one really knows how long it would take to truly develop such a vaccine given the novel nature of the virus. Just the part authenticating the efficacy of any new vaccine would take more than a year, and now it is less than eight months before the end of 2020.
So what does he really mean?
He's actually challenging Chinese medics to hasten their vaccine-making efforts so that he can reap the benefits of their efforts to salvage the U.S. economy. He's really not talking about the American researchers.
If Chinese leaders fall into the trap that's being set for them, then when China succeeds in making such a vaccine for COVID-19 he would field another lie and claim with any evidence that the Chinese have stolen it from the U.S.
He would then demand that China supplies the fifty states with all the vaccines they need without paying a cent for them.
Will our side be foolhardy enough to fall into his preset trap and help him solve all his nagging problems -- first by restoring the U.S. economy and second by rebuilding its war machine which has been traumatized by COVID-19 -- by tripling our investments into finding such a cure and sharing it with the Americans?
I am not worried about Chinese medics coming up with a vaccine, but I am worried that once we've successfully helped the U.S. to recover from the disease, it will benefit their armed forces enough for them to threaten us again.