President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 16, touted Moderna’s vaccine for the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic, noting that the historians should remember “these great discoveries” happened on his watch.

The president claimed credit for the new CCP Virus vaccine after U.S.-based biotechnology company Moderna announced that its experimental vaccine candidate in the early trial proved 94.5% effective in preventing the virus.

President Trump again branded the virus as “the China Plague,” referring to its origin, which first emerged from Wuhan, China, before spreading to the world.

“Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great “historians,” please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!” he tweeted.

Moderna is the second major pharmaceutical to announce an effective vaccine after Pfizer on Monday, Nov. 9, also unveiled that its vaccine candidate is 90% effective in preventing the CCP Virus. However, the two companies both released their vaccine development news shortly after the presidential election.

President Trump complained last week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Democrats have sought to rob him of “a vaccine win” by delaying the release of a CCP Virus vaccine until after Election Day. He suggested that the FDA “should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes, but for saving lives!”

During his campaign rallies before the election, President Trump repeatedly insisted that a virus vaccine would come “very soon” to the American people.

Many voters certainly vented their fears over the CCP Virus through the ballot box.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden also hailed Moderna’s vaccine on Monday, saying that the news is “further reason to feel hopeful.”

“Today’s news of a second vaccine is further reason to feel hopeful. What was true with the first vaccine remains true with the second: we are still months away. Until then, Americans need to continue to practice social-distancing and mask-wearing to get the virus under control,” Biden said in a tweet.

“Once again, I congratulate the brilliant women and men who produced this breakthrough and have brought us one step closer to beating this virus. I am also thankful for the frontline workers who are still confronting the virus around the clock,” he tweeted.

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