It’s true that the Trump administration pushed for drug makers to rush a vaccine, but this isn’t a ‘Trump vaccine.’

My friend told me to let him know if it killed me. It was June, and I’d just signed up for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial. Over the next two months, I was given two shots, three weeks apart. After the second dose, I was tested for COVID-19 antibodies — the sign of successful vaccination — but never told the result. At a time when treatment options for the coronavirus seemed bleak, my friend was skeptical of the wisdom of receiving an untested inoculation.

I’m happy to report that I’m still alive. And, according to preliminary results recently announced, the vaccine is succeeding well beyond expectations and is 95% effective. We have since learned about Moderna’s vaccine trial success