- The President and First Lady have tested positive for the coronavirus and could possibly lead to the vaccine being available sooner than many people believe.
- Sportsbooks have the vaccine not being approved before Election Day as a -400 favorite.
- The President has said he would take the vaccine first which could cause many Americans to believe the vaccine could be approved before November 3.
WASHINGTON – News broke Friday morning that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, leaving Americans wondering how this will affect the rest of the Presidential race, the election, and the coronavirus vaccine.
The POTUS and FLOTUS confirmed the reports of their positive tests on Twitter making world news and garnering concern on the well-being or America’s government.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
This news comes after the President has been on the record saying the end of the pandemic was “in sight” and that a vaccine could become available sometime this month.
“We’re very close to that vaccine as you know and I think much closer than I think most people want to say,” said Trump during a White House press briefing. “We think we can start some time in October. So as soon as it’s announced we’ll be able to start. That will be from mid-October on. It may be a little bit later than that.”
The President has also stated he did not think it will be later than October or November before the vaccine begins to be distributed.
There are odds posted on legal sports betting sites on if the vaccine will be approved before Election Day.
Will COVID-19 Vaccine Approved Before Nov 3, 2020?
- Yes +225
- No -400
With the new information on the First Family’s coronavirus status, it may become more realistic to Americans that the vaccine is ready before November 3.
Now that the President is going to have quarantine for at least 14 days, according to his timeline, he could possibly be one of the first people to take the vaccine. He did state back in the summer that he would take the vaccine first if asked.
“Well, you know the way it works,” answered Trump in a press conference. “If I’m the first one they’ll say, ‘He’s so selfish, he wanted to get the vaccine first.’ And then other people would say, ‘Hey, that’s a brave thing to do. I would absolutely if they wanted me to and they thought it was right, I’d take it first or I’d take it last.”
The POTUS contracting the COVID-19, taking the new vaccine, and then beating the virus would be a story that could possibly benefit him in this Presidential race. It may even shift his election odds before November 3.
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