Fox NewsDigitalとの独占インタビュー中, トランプは先週、バイデン大統領の大統領命令に反応した, 以上の雇用主を義務付ける 100 workers to require coronavirus vaccinations or test employees weekly. Biden also announced that all employees of the federal government would be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“It shouldn’t be necessary,” トランプは言った, referring to the mandates which have drawn criticism from Republicans and some in the private sector.
The Trump administration created Operation Warp Speed, a public-private partnership to create vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as the pandemic raged in 2020. Under his administration, the Food and Drug Administration approved emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
トランプ, in December 2020, signed an executive order that would ensure all Americans had access to coronavirus vaccines before the U.S. government could begin aiding nations around the world.
トランプ, in the exclusive Fox News interview, said that during his administration, more people were interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
“If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” トランプは言った, pointing to vaccine hesitancy among some Americans. “今, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad.”
Trump went on to point to comments made by some Democrats, including future Vice President Kamala Harris, who said they may not trust the effectiveness of a vaccine that he was pushing.
“もちろん, they famously said, if Trump came up with it, I’ll never take it,” Trump recalled.
“They disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it?” 彼は続けた. “It’s a disgrace.”
“見て, it was one of my greatest achievements doing it in less than nine months instead of five years, or maybe never,” トランプは言った, referring to the approval timeline for some vaccines at the FDA. “We saved millions of people all over the world.”
But pointing back to those against getting a jab, トランプは言った: “They don’t trust this president, and that’s why they’re not taking it.”
Trump and former first lady Melania Trump received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in January at the White House. It is unclear which vaccine they received. Trump talked up the vaccines’ benefits in an インタビュー with Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld last week, saying infections among the vaccinated were less severe compared to the unvaccinated at the start of the pandemic: “If you do get sick, you don’t get sick like they were before, meaning you don’t die.”
The Biden administration has made a significant push in promoting COVID-19 vaccines, launching door-to-door efforts over the summer, to help communities receive information and resources regarding how and when they could receive their doses.
バイデン政権, 7月に, also sought to incentivize Americans by urging state and local governments to use coronavirus relief funds to pay citizens $ 100 each to get vaccinated.
The proposals came amid concerns over breakthrough cases, infections among vaccinated individuals, and the strengthening delta variant became prominent in communities across the country.
その間, with COVID-19 ケース on the rise again in the U.S., health officials are urging the public to vaccinate themselves against the deadly disease, warning that the overwhelming majority of deaths and hospitalizations from the delta variant continue to be among unvaccinated Americans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 以上 178 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.