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Expert has to explain vaccines to Trump again — even after pharma companies spent hours explaining it yesterday

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President Donald Trump at NIH (Photo Screen capture)

President Donald Trump might still be having a hard time understanding how vaccines work.

CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted that at the start of an event at the National Institute of Health, infectious diseases expert Dr. Tony Fauci was forced to, again, explain to Trump how long it takes to develop vaccines. He cited past examples using other viruses and the timeline for developing those vaccines.

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Monday, Trump met with about a dozen pharmaceutical executives and demanded they rush a vaccine for the coronavirus.

“At meeting with pharma companies, ⁦Trump says he is hearing that a vaccine can be ready in three to four months,” reported Reuters reporter Jeff Mason.

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Dr. Tony Fauci cut in to make it clear to reporters that any vaccine will not be ready to send to people for at least a year.

Vaccines take time to create, but they also require testing on animals. From there, they’re often retooled and tested again on animals. It can go through several versions before scientists feel it is safe enough to test on humans, much less be ready for mass distribution.

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“During the meeting, several of the experts and the pharmaceutical industry CEOs had to explain to the president time and again that they cannot necessarily rush a vaccine on to the market,” said Acosta in a CNN report Monday. “The president was sort of asking as he was going around the room, well, how quickly can we get a vaccine out on the market, and do it in three or four months.”


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‘Trump brought a whole new meaning to white noise’: Colbert says president gave crackheads a bad name

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"They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting Donald Trump to shut up," said Stephen Colbert as part of his debate wrap-up on Wednesday night.

"He brought a whole new meaning to white noise," the host quipped on "A Late Show."

"I don't know what Chris Wallace was supposed to do," said Colbert. "At the next debate, they should just give the moderator a button to bring on the slime. I'm not the only one who despised last night's debate, according to a CBS poll, of the people who watched it, 69 percent felt annoyed. Annoyed? Really, evidently, 'gouging out my eyes with a grapefruit spoon' was not an option."

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‘Classic projection’: Mary Trump says the president was triggered when Biden called a policy ‘not smart’

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President Donald Trump's niece Mary not only spent her life around the president and his family, but she also has the benefit of being a psychologist who could legitimately assess the life and mental health of her uncle.

Speaking to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, she explained that in one particular moment in the Tuesday evening debate, Trump seemed triggered by former Vice President Joe Biden's use of the phrase "not smart" in reference to a policy. Trump went off.

"Did you use the word 'smart?'" Trump asked after Biden insulted Trump's coronavirus plan as not being "smart."

"So you said you went to Delaware State but you forgot the name of your college," Trump continued, falsely claiming something Biden never said. "You didn't go to Delaware state. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word."

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Trump attacks NBC for covering a hurricane instead of his Nobel Prize nomination: ‘These people are sick’

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In a series of bizarre nonsequiturs in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump unleashed on NBC News for covering a monster hurricane hitting Louisiana and Mississippi instead of talking about his friend nominating him for a Nobel Prize.

Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency, and like the ever-illusive Emmy Trump also hasn't won, the Nobel Prize has never been within his grasp. The Obamas were nominated for seven Emmys for a series of things they produced with Netflix. They won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program for "American Factory."

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