vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and that masks might be even more effective.Robert Redfield, in testimony to a congressional committee, said that general availability of a vaccine could come by "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."Trump, at a news conference, said he believed a vaccine will be rolled out much sooner.
He said he called Redfield after his testimony to question him about it, and that Redfield appeared to have been confused by the question."I think he made a mistake when he said that," Trump said of Redfield's testimony. "I don't think he means that.