Moderna’s clinical trial numbers show there’s ‘no way’ Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

“There’s no way. There’s just no way,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccinologist at Baylor College of Medicine and a CNN medical analyst.

Last week President Trump said he was “optimistic” a vaccine would be ready around Election Day on November 3.

“I believe we’ll have the vaccine before the end of the year, certainly, but around that date, yes. I think so,” Trump said Thursday.

CNN obtained part of an email Moderna sent on Friday to the principal investigators of its vaccine trials. It says 4,536 study subjects have enrolled in the trials.

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Trump proposes to delay federal elections until it’s ‘safe’

Trump cannot actually change the date of the federal elections. Though Trump may believe that Article II provides godlike powers, picking the date for federal elections is actually the role of Congress. And that date is already set. Congress doesn’t have to vote to have the election on Nov. 3; it would have to vote to change it to any other date.

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Democrats eye Nevada, South Carolina after Sanders wins in New Hampshire

Democrats vying for the right to challenge U.S. President Donald
Trump turned their focus to Nevada and South Carolina after Bernie
Sanders solidified his front-runner status with a narrow victory in
New Hampshire, with Pete Buttigieg close behind him.

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