US President Donald Trump revealed Monday that America could have a coronavirus vaccine by October.
“We will end the pandemic under Operation Warp Speed,” he said.
“We have pioneered ground-breaking therapies and reduced the fatality rate by 85 per cent since April. Under my leadership, we will produce a vaccine in record time.
“This vaccine could have taken two to three years but instead it is going to be done in a very short period of time, and we could even have it during the month of October.
“The vaccine will be very safe and very effective. The people of the world will be very happy.”
Mr Trump also touched on the fallout the US has had with the World Health Organisation, saying the UN agency had become “much better … much nicer” to the US.