US President Donald Trump has credited doctors and scientists for doing an "incredible" job against the coronavirus in a short period of time.
“I have such great respect for the doctors and lab scientists, the people that work on this,” Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News Friday night. “They're doing incredibly well.”
Trump has often disregarded the guidance of his own scientists and federal public health agencies as the pandemic ravaged parts of the US.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of Trump’s coronavirus task force, said Friday that a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House two weeks ago was a “superspreader” event.
Trump admitted during the Fox interview he may have caught the virus at a White House event, but he doesn’t know for sure.
“The respect for the doctors and for the technicians and for the scientists is incredible because I've seen what they've done and it’s incredible, the job that they've done in a short period of time,” Trump said.
“Over a six-month period the job that they've done is incredible and you'll see that very soon with the medicines and with the vaccines.”
Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week and seemed to make a speedy recovery after a round of treatments, including an experimental monoclonal antibody therapy, the antiviral medication remdesivir, and the steroid dexamethasone.