Fox’s Steve Doocy Suggests Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be an ‘October Surprise’

Fox’s Steve Doocy Suggests Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be an ‘October Surprise’

Fox News’ Steve Doocy openly suggested on Thursday that a vaccine for Covid-19 could be an October surprise that affects the presidential election. The Fox & Friends host was referring to reports that the CDC has advised about the possibility of a vaccine.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade speculated about things getting back to normal, which apparently prompted Doocy to mention the news about a potential vaccine.

“Wouldn’t that be great? You know, apparently the federal government has, through the CDC, has told states to prepare for a vaccine end of October or early November. So, Emily [Compagno], it sounds like there could be an October surprise,” he said.

The Fox & Friends hosts have been unflinching in their support of President Donald Trump, who suggested there could be a vaccine by election day during an interview on 6 August. Critics are concerned that the Trump administration is pressuring the CDC to roll out a vaccine before it’s ready for political purposes.

Trump told Geraldo Rivera, also a Fox News personality, that there would be a vaccine “Sooner than the end of the year, could be much sooner.”

When Rivera asked him if that meant before the election on 3 November, he replied ““I think in some cases, yes possible before, but right around that time.”

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor