President Trump said during a Fox News town hall that he believed there will be a coronavirus vaccine "much sooner rather than later."
QUESTION: President Trump, this is Danny again here, Grand Island, Nebraska.
With the FDA approving remdesivir as a drug of choice to help fight this, which is the drug I was on, what are we going to do and put in place to make sure that there's enough of this drug available for everybody?
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: So, we're doing that. It's a great question, because it's a very hard drug to make, and it takes a period of time. And it's made by Gilead.
And I know that Danny gave that drug a lot of credit for saving his life. I think that's correct, Danny.
But, Danny, I believe, gave a lot of credit to that drug for saving his life.
We are pushing it really hard. We're also pushing something else, the vaccines. We are very confident that we're going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year, have a vaccine.
BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS HOST, SPECIAL REPORT: By the end of this year?
TRUMP: We think we are going to have a vaccine by the end of this year. And we're pushing very hard.
You know, we're building supply lines now. We don't seen even have the final vaccine. Johnson & Johnson, if you look at -- Johnson & Johnson is doing it. We have many companies are, I think, close, because I meet with the heads of them.
And I find it a very interesting subject, because it's so important. But I think we will have a vaccine by the end of the year. We're also pushing it.
Look, we're doing things at the FDA that's never happened before. We're getting approval so fast. Like, as an example, with Gilead, on the new remdesivir, that's going to be -- that's -- that's a game-changer, because it's a 31 percent step. It's a step.