US President Donald Trump addressed voters in Fort Myers, Florida, stating that he is continuing his effort to quickly supply the coronavirus vaccine, and that the public and private sectors are partnering with the aim of offering the vaccine free of charge to senior citizens.
Trump said in a statement that his management has partnered with CVS and Walgreens companies to this end, and that vaccines will be distributed to nursing homes for free.
Arguing that the response given by his administration to the epidemic that killed 218,000 people in the country was correct, Trump pledged to supply 100 million doses of vaccine at the end of the year or earlier.
“As President, I’m deeply aware that America’s 54 million seniors have borne the heaviest burden of the China virus. Many older Americans have endured months of isolation, missing weddings, births, graduations, church, and family reunions. You know that very well. You know it all too well.”
“My message to American seniors today is one of optimism, confidence, and hope. Your sacrifice has not been in vain. The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn. I say that all the time. Some of the media doesn’t like hearing it. But I say it all the time: We’re rounding that turn.” Trump noted.