Hopes of life returning to normal are high after the CDC announced that there is a big possibility COVID-19 vaccines will be out by this November. Though this is happy news, the general public should not be getting their hopes up too fast as the CDC states that the first batch of vaccines in October or November “will be distributed to high-risk individuals” such as healthcare workers.
The irony of it all is that the Trump administration has been acting suspicious about the virus vaccine. The news of the vaccine was spread the same day that the President gave his speech at the National Convention. To make matters even more suspicious, the Trump administration has been quickly trying to speed up the process of the development of the vaccines, and the distribution plans. Many infer Trump is using the close date of election day to his advantage to capture a few more votes in hopes of staying another term. The Trump administration has been extremely reluctant to believe COVID-19 statistics and recommended guidelines in the past, making it seem Trump is using the close election date to gain the votes to stay another term.
Though this news gives hope, it also gives way to even more uncertainty with rising questions and no answers. How long will it take for the general public to have the vaccine? Will it actually work? And will this all work out in Trump’s favor? Even the amount of time that officials will need to answer these questions remains in the air. With all the uncertainty, we along with the rest of the world wait to see if this pandemic will be over in a month or if it is just the beginning.