Officials clarify military role in coronavirus vaccination amid wariness - Roll Call

President Donald Trump has often touted the role of the military in distributing a COVID-19 vaccine, but health officials close to the process who are concerned about public distrust are taking pains to say the federal government won’t actually be handling vaccines. 

The president said at the final presidential debate that the distribution of a vaccine would be swift because he’s “counting on the military.” 

“We have our generals lined up, one in particular that’s the head of logistics. … He’s ready to go,” Trump said Oct. 22.

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