Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump to Americans: If I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting vaccine for China-virus

NEWS DIGEST – Ex-U.S President Donald Trump has taken credit for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the US.

In a statement on Tuesday, Trump said he hopes Americans remember that if it was not for him they would not be getting the “beautiful shot for five years”.

“I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the Covid-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) vaccine, that if I wasn’t president, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all. I hope everyone remembers,” he said.

The U.S began its vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine on December 14.

As of January 20, about 16.5 million vaccines had been administered in the US.

Upon assumption of office, President Joe Biden had criticised the speed of the vaccine roll-out under Trump’s administration, describing it as “a dismal failure thus far”.

Mr Biden had said he wanted to see 100 million vaccinations administered in his first 100 days in office and that his administration would have enough vaccines for every adult American by the end of May.

According to data obtained from Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of daily vaccinations has soared past the 2 million mark.

About 95.7 million people have also been vaccinated in the country.

More than 29 million people in the US have been infected with the virus according to worldometers.

A total of 542,191 patients have died from complications of the disease while 20,640,270 people have recovered.

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