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Trump predicts coronavirus vaccine ‘before the end of the year’ as case count surges in parts of US

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President Trump predicted Thursday throughout a “Hannity” city corridor in Inexperienced Bay, Wis. that “before the end of the year, we’ll have a vaccine” for the coronavirus.

Trump advised host Sean Hannity that vaccines and therapeutics “are coming along great.”

“I think we’re going to have an answer very soon. Very soon indeed … ” the president said. “We have great companies and we’re totally mobilized. You know, the military is doing it, we’re ready to go. As soon as we have it, we’ll be ready to distribute it all over the country.”

Earlier Thursday, the governors of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico introduced that they’d put their states’ reopening course of on maintain as the quantity of instances continued to surge. The U.S. reported 34,500 COVID-19 instances Wednesday, barely fewer than the day earlier than however nonetheless close to the excessive of 36,400 reached April 24, in accordance with a count saved by Johns Hopkins College.

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A number of states set single-day case data this week, together with Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma.

“Whenever you do exams, you’ve instances,” said Trump, who touted that the U.S. had carried out “almost 30 million coronavirus tests.”

“But, what they don’t say is that there are fewer deaths than there have been,” the president went on. “Way, way down and our mortality rate is among the best in the world.”

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Based on information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), hospital visits had been six instances larger amongst sufferers with underlying situations, and those self same sufferers had been 12 instances extra more likely to die from COVID-19 than their counterparts with out medical situations.

The 5 most prevalent underlying situations in coronavirus sufferers are hypertension, heart problems, diabetes, weight problems, and power lung illness.

Fox Information’ Sean M. Carter and The Related Press contributed to this report.

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