The United States is working with India on developing a vaccine for coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, praising Indian-Americans as “great” scientists and analysts. He likewise said US will give ventilators to India in its battle against the “invisible enemy”.
“I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and Narendra Modi during this pandemic. We’re also cooperating on vaccine development. Together we will beat the invisible enemy,” Trump tweeted.
US will Donate Ventilators to India, Says Donald Trump
Tending to media, Trump said he is confident a Covid-19 vaccine would be accessible before the year’s over and declared he was appointing a previous pharmaceutical official to lead the effort.
“I just got back a short while ago from India recently and we are working very much with India and we have a tremendous Indian population in the US and many of the people that you are talking about are working on the vaccine too. Great scientist and researchers,” he told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House as he unveiled a massive effort to speed track the development of coronavirus vaccine before year-end.
“Yes. We are working very closely also with India,” Trump said responding to a question.
He described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “very good friend” of him.
“India has been so great and as you know your Prime Minister has been a very good friend of mine,” Trump said.