During a press conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked why he thinks that the coronavirus will disappear without a vaccine. His answer left many confused.
"It's gonna go. It's gonna leave. It's gonna be gone," he said.
"Why do you think without a vaccine, the virus would be gone?" asked the reporter.
"It'll be eradicated," he said, refusing to answer how that would happen.
Trump, who doesn't generally believe in science, has largely deferred to the doctors on the coronavirus task force, but in some cases, he's invented his own conclusions.
Last week, Trump speculated that since disinfectants kill the virus so well that the team looks into injecting such disinfectants into people's bodies. In the days since, there has been a spike in poisonings.
President Trump @realDonaldTrump saying there’s no reason for a vaccine if the disease is gone. “It’s gonna be gone… https://t.co/onCu34xtGv— Aaron Grabowski (@Aaron Grabowski)1588195983.0
Reporter: "Why do you think without a vaccine, the virus would be gone?" Trump: "It'll be eradicated." This is wh… https://t.co/13bxbQDi1b— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1588195074.0
@ddale8 And how exactly does he think that will happen without a vaccine?— Park with a P (@Park with a P)1588195363.0
Donald J Trump: * Feb 26: “it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” * March 10: “Just stay calm. It will go away.”… https://t.co/AfHBP0ZKUU— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1588195983.0
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