Ivanka Trump said that she would be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine on “The View” after the show’s co-host Joy Behar expressed skepticism about its safety.
Ivanka, President Trump’s daughter, tweeted Thursday that she would come on the show and take the vaccine there. “I trust the FDA and so should all Americans. Vanquishing this virus should be our collective top priority,” she added.
What Behar said: On Wednesday, Behar warned “The View” viewers that most vaccines, including one she took for mumps, take years to safely develop. She urged officials not to rush the process of approving a COVID-19 vaccine before it is ready.
“As far as the vaccine is concerned, I’d like to inform America — in case we don’t know this because I looked all this up for you — the mumps vaccine took four years, the polio vaccine took 20 years, and the smallpox vaccine took a few centuries,” Behar said on ABC. “It was developed initially in 1796, when they started to think about it, and it became useful in the 1950s. OK?” she added of the smallpox vaccine. “It is not a simple thing to do.”
Shen then blasted the president, suggesting he is pushing for a vaccine because of political reasons, and said she would agree to get vaccinated for coronavirus after the president’s daughter takes it.
“He will push anything to get reelected,” she said referring to the president. “Don’t fall for it. And by the way, I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it.”
How we got here: President Trump said Tuesday at a rally in North Carolina that a COVID-19 vaccine might be available before the end of 2020.
“Under Operation Warp Speed, we’re producing a vaccine in record time. This is a vaccine that we’re going to have very soon, very, very soon. By the end of the year, but much sooner than that perhaps,” he said. “This would have taken two or three years by the last administration and in all fairness, by most other administrations. We have upped it to a level that nobody even believes is possible, and totally safe.”
Meanwhile, the phase three trial from AstraZeneca was paused Tuesday. The company said they want to investigate a “potentially unexplained illness” in one of the participants.
“As part of the ongoing randomised, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data. This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials,” AstraZeneca said in a statement.
“We are working to expedite the review of the single event to minimise any potential impact on the trial timeline.”
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