It is interesting to go back and view clips of the earliest days of the pandemic on Youtube. I was watching one the other day from March 2020, the jump off point here in the U.S. That was during the time when Deb Birx was on the tube pretty much around the clock with updates and this and that. She said some things then that really make me raise an eyebrow, now, almost two years later. She said that there was no "magic bullet, pill, treatment, or vaccine". And she was dead on. At the time. In March 2020, and for a long time thereafter, there was NONE of that. However, someone at the press briefing asked about a possible vaccine down the road and she answered saying "let me perfectly clear. There is no vaccine. There never has been. There is not one now, and there is not going to be. Trust me on that." The person then asked "so...never?" to which she shook her head no. And then in late 2020, we have a vaccine. By that point in time, she had stepped down from her post and had begun working at her present job, which is as a future pandemic preparedness analyst at the George W Bush Institute in Texas. Looking back, I do recall her being very emphatic that there would be no vaccine. I don't know if that was to try and get people to understand the importance of certain measures at the time (namely the stay at home, save lives part) or to condition the public to not get too lax when vaccines did come out. Or...did she honestly believe that there was not going to be a vaccine, ever, at any point in time?