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On Monday, it was announced that trails for a Covid-19 vaccine had been found to be 90 per cent effective against the disease prompting positive but differing reactions from Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

The vaccine which has been developed by the pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and BioNTech has show in phase 3 trials that more than 40,000 trialists were still 90 per cent protected from coronavirus 28 days after taking the jab.

This is a significant moment in the pandemic and could mark a start for life returning to normal but it remains to be seen when mass roll-outs will happen as the vaccine will need to meet regulatory approval, so it is unlikely to happen this year.

Nevertheless, this is good news for the entire planet and president Trump's immediate reaction was to do what he always does, tweet in block capital letters about the 'great news' and how the stock market was performing.

Unfortunately for Trump, the stock market didn't notice a sudden boost because of the vaccine but, as Sky News reports, because of global ties between nations possibly improving under a Biden presidency.

Compare Trump's reaction, who is still the president, to the incoming Biden-Harris administration who shared a statement on their transition account on Twitter. The team welcomed the news but heeded everyone to take caution and remember that the pandemic is still ongoing and it might be many more months before everyone is vaccinated and that is it paramount that safety measures are still abided by.

The contrast between Trump and Biden's statement on this landmark moment couldn't have been greater. The Daily Show mocked Trump's reaction by comparing Biden to Four Season and the president's to Four Seasons Total Landscaping, the location for a farcical press conference held by Trump's campaign team in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Trump wasn't done there and soon enough he was spreading conspiracy theories, claiming that Pfizer 'didn't have the courage' to announce the vaccine before the US election and that under Biden the vaccine wouldn't have been rolled out for another four years. He also said that the Democrats and the US Food and Drug Association didn't want him to get a 'vaccine win, prior to the election.'

The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr also suggested that the timing of the announcement was suspicious.

Vice president, Mike Pence also tweeted about the successful vaccine and claimed that Trump had a hand in the trials thanks to a public-private partnership created by the president, called Operation Warp Speed.

However, this was soon proven not to be true at all. Speaking to the New York Times, Dr Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer’s head of vaccine development, debunked Pence's claims.

We were never part of the Warp Speed ... We have never taken any money from the US government, or from anyone.

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