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CDC director decimates Trump vaccine prediction: Not ‘generally available’ until late spring or summer 2021

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President Donald Trump at a White House briefing (screengrab)

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a remarkably different view of when Americans can expect a coronavirus vaccine to be ready for the general public than what President Donald Trump has been telling them.

As recently as Tuesday night Trump claimed “we’re within weeks of getting it. You know, could be three weeks, four weeks, but we think we have it.”

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Dr. Robert Redfield Wednesday told a Senate committee a coronavirus vaccine would not be “generally available to the American public” until “probably” the “late second quarter, third quarter 2021,” meaning around late spring or the summer of next year.

He did say a coronavirus vaccine would be initially available in “very limited supply” in November or December, still farther out than what Trump has been touting. It would “have to be prioritized,” Redfield added, for “first responders and those at greater risk for death.”

Redfield also said there are about 80 million Americans with “significant comorbidities that put themselves at risk.” It’s unclear if he was blaming those people for their diseases.

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‘You could die!’ CNN’s Camerota shocked when Trump supporter tells her he won’t take any vaccines

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CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed shock on Thursday when a supporter of President Donald Trump told her he didn't want to take any vaccines, regardless of whether the president gave him their seal of approval.

During a voter panel discussion about the president's response to the novel coronavirus, Camerota asked a group of three Biden voters and three Trump voters if they would be comfortable taking a vaccine that was released this year -- and five of them said that they would not.

While some of the panelists said they were simply worried that the vaccine was being rushed out the door to help with the president's election, Florida Trump supporter Sean Roberts said he didn't take any vaccines.

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Massive movement of former top military, State Dept, and national security officials – many Republicans – endorse Joe Biden

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Hundreds of former top U.S. military, State Dept., and national security officials, including many Republicans, are signing letters endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President. Each letter includes direct or implicit rebukes of President Donald Trump, his policies, actions, and remarks.

The endorsements include 75 former Republican national security officials; more than 200 retired generals and admirals; and nearly 500 retired Generals, Admirals, Senior Noncommissioned Officers, Ambassadors and Senior Civilian National Security Officials.

"We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country. Unfortunately, we also fear for it," reads the letter from 489 generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security leaders.

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Matt Gaetz accuses GOP’s Kelly Loeffler of bribing Trump with $50 million to push out her opponent

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is accusing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) of offering President Donald Trump money for his re-election in return for helping her push opponent Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the race.

“This is what the Loeffler team went to the Trump team with,” said Gaetz at a campaign event for Collins. “They went and said, ‘Look, you guys gotta get Doug Collins out of this race’ ... She said, ‘I have $50 million for this project, and I can either spend my $50 million getting new voters and helping the Trump campaign, or I can spend that $50 million taking out Doug Collins.’”

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