Trump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 Covid deaths

Coronavirus taskforce member says both Trump and CDC director were correct in their contradictory statements about a vaccine

As the US closed in on 200,000 deaths from Covid-19, Donald Trump’s health secretary and a key member of the White House coronavirus taskforce defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic and insisted the president and a senior public health aide were both correct when they made contradictory statements about the imminency of an effective vaccine.

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