• NYT: Experts Confident Pandemic To Be Over 'Far =?ISO-8859-1?B?U29vbmVy

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    A new report from The New York Times indicates that experts have
    “genuine confidence” that the coronavirus pandemic will end “far
    sooner” than originally expected and that President Donald Trump’s
    Operation Warp Speed — the administration’s efforts to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of
    vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics — has been “working with
    remarkable efficiency.”

    The report, published on Monday, comes with just over three weeks left
    in the presidential race between Trump and Democrat presidential
    nominee Joe Biden.

    “Events have moved faster than I thought possible. I have become
    cautiously optimistic,” New York Times science reporter Donald McNeil
    Jr. wrote. “Experts are saying, with genuine confidence, that the
    pandemic in the United States will be over far sooner than they
    expected, possibly by the middle of next year.”

    The report noted that the U.S. was “faring much better than it did
    during the Spanish influenza,” which cost 675,000 Americans their
    lives, adding, “the country’s population at the time was 103 million,
    so that toll is equivalent to 2 million dead today.”

    The Trump campaign would be wise to cite this NYT story as
    part of its closing message — particularly the success of
    Operation Warp Speed. pic.twitter.com/cSN8vYlkxT

    — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 13, 2020

    The report noted numerous positive developments that have come along
    the way as the U.S. battles the pandemic, ranging from the average age
    of those being infected being significantly younger now than at the
    start of the pandemic to nursing homes becoming better at protecting
    their patients.

    “Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is
    likely to begin granting approval to vaccines now in the works,” the
    report said. “Despite the chaos in day-to-day politics and the fighting
    over issues like masks and lockdowns, Operation Warp Speed — the
    government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials
    and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine
    candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at
    least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its

    The report notes that Operation Warp Speed’s chief scientific adviser,
    Moncef Slaoui, believes that some of the early vaccine candidates will
    be 75 to 90 percent effective and that at least two will have won
    approval by sometime in January.

    “By then, Dr. Slaoui has estimated, the factories under contract will
    have produced enough vaccine for 30 to 40 million people, and then
    another 80 to 90 million people every month after that,” the report
    added. “Assuming nothing goes wrong, he said, there will be enough
    doses for all 330 million Americans to be vaccinated by next June.”

    The report noted that the military is standing by to assist in the
    rapid distribution of any vaccines that become available and that
    skepticism and hesitation to taking a vaccine may quickly fade as
    people begin to weigh the relatively minuscule risks of a vaccine
    against the potential effects of contracting the virus, including “the
    prospect of being unable to return to work, having to home-school one’s children for years and not eating in a restaurant, flying on an
    airplane or watching a movie in a theater without the specter of

    Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
    love this country.

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