As vaccines roll out, doubters rush to take credit

“We’re looking to get it by the end of the year if we can, maybe before,” President Trump said at a May 15 Rose Garden event. He added on Twitter: “Vaccine work is looking VERY promising, before end of year.”

CNN analyst Jessica Huseman retweeted his remark, adding: “Go ahead and flag this tweet for when we do not have that vaccine by the end of the year.” Many outlets ran stories on how meeting Trump’s timeline would require a “miracle.”

Well, on Monday, Dec. 14, Queens critical-care nurse Sandra Lindsay became the first person in the country to receive the vaccine, thanks to Operation Warp Speed.