CDC director suggests masks are 'more guaranteed to protect against Covid' than vaccine – live
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Donald Trump started off the press conference by doubling down on his assertion that there will be “a hundred million vaccine doses by the end of 2020”. Trump criticized Joe Biden for spreading “anti-vaccine theories”.
“They’re recklessly endangering lives,” Trump said, saying that if Democrats were in the same position, the would be saying how important vaccines are.
This is Lauren Aratani taking over for Joan E Greve. Looks like Donald Trump will be starting his press conference any moment now after originally saying the 5 pm press conference would be moved up to 5:45 pm.
Moving up News Conference to 5:15. Enjoy!