By Michael S. WilliamsonAUGUSTA, Ga.
— There are no silver bullets in the fight against coronaviruses, and the United States has no silver bullet, President Donald Trump said Sunday.
But his comments echoed his message from a week ago, when he said there is no reason for the U.S. to panic.
As the nation begins a national coronaviral emergency on Thursday, Trump said that the U,S.
needs to be vigilant against new coronavides and focus on stopping the spread of other diseases.
“If you don’t get the right vaccines, it’s going to be a very, very difficult situation for the American people,” Trump said during a nationally televised town hall with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
The president also said he was glad to see that more doctors and nurses were being treated for coronavids.
Trump’s comments, which were first reported by The Associated Press, echoed a similar sentiment he voiced during a March 20 town hall in Florida.
When pressed by Stephanopoulos, Trump seemed to suggest that a vaccine would not be sufficient for the spread.
“We’ve got to be very careful, George, we’ve got a very tough problem,” Trump told Stephanopoulos when asked about a vaccine shortage.
“And the reason I said that is we’ve had so many, many, so many cases of the disease.
And the fact is, we have a lot of people out there, a lot, a good number of people.
But they’ve been very very lucky.””
We have a big problem with the disease, and we’re not going to let it get to the point where we’re having a coronacide, George,” Trump added.
We have a great problem with it.”
Trump said he would be glad to have a vaccine if it were available, but that he was not ready to do so.
“The problem is that they are not getting it,” he said.
“It’s a big challenge, but it’s a very good problem.
It’s a good problem.”
Trump’s comment comes after the U