Pelosi: ‘We Don’t Have a Vaccine and…Pray That Science Will Be an Answer to Our Prayers in That Regard’

By CNSNews.com Staff | June 12, 2020 | 12:58pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in her press briefing on Thursday that “we don’t have a vaccine” for COVID-10 and “we hope and pray that science will be an answer to our prayers in that regard.”

“We don't have a vaccine and we don't have a therapy,” Pelosi said.

“God-willing, we will soon, and we hope and pray that science will be an answer to our prayers in that regard,” she said.

“However, we do have a path: testing, testing, testing,” said Pelosi. “If there's one word we should all be saying over and over again: testing, testing, testing.

“We're not even close to what we should be doing on a daily basis,” she said.

Pelosi said that scientists are “preaching this” but “the White House has not responded.”

“The scientists, academics all over the country are preaching this, but the White House has not responded,” she said.

“And we must insist upon it in this legislation: testing, tracing, treating, social distancing,” she said. “That will reduce the spread, kill–defeat this virus. 

“And that's, sadly, in terms of people wanting to get out and not doing so with a mask–real men wear masks, we always say,” she  said.

“Without their masks, without their social distancing–if you're going to insist on leaving shelter-in-place, do so safely: masks, distancing,” she said.

“Also, testing, tracing, treating, distancing,” Pelosi said.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s press briefing where she said “we don’t have a vaccine” for COVID-19 and pray science will be the answer to that:

Nancy Pelosi: “We don't have a vaccine and we don't have a therapy.  God-willing, we will soon, and we hope and pray that science will be an answer to our prayers in that regard.  However, we do have a path: testing, testing, testing.  If there's one word we should all be saying over and over again: testing, testing, testing.  We're not even close to what we should be doing on a daily basis. 

“The scientists, academics all over the country are preaching this, but the White House has not responded. And we must insist upon it in this legislation: testing, tracing, treating, social distancing. That will reduce the spread, kill–defeat this virus. And that's, sadly, in terms of people wanting to get out and not doing so with a mask–real men wear masks, we always say. Without their masks, without their social distancing–if you're going to insist on leaving shelter-in-place, do so safely: masks, distancing. Also, testing, tracing, treating, distancing.”

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