The Democrats, including vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, have made it clear that they wouldn't trust a potential coronavirus vaccine due to a persistent push by President Trump to speed up the development and have it approved before his deadline on election day.
Both Harris and Biden stress that a vaccine is critical to defeating the coronavirus but they continue to cast doubt on the safety of a vaccine that comes with a Trump stamp of approval despite all procedurals safeguards from experts.
Earlier this month, in what may be the most controversial comments on the issue, Harris appeared on CNN to say that public health experts will "be muzzled, they'll be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because he's looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he's grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he's been a leader on this issue when he's not."
"I would not trust Donald Trump," she added, "and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about."
Later, Biden responded to a question about whether or not he would take a vaccine approved by the Trump administration by saying, "I would want to see what the scientists said. I want full transparency on the vaccine. One of the problems is the way he's playing with politics. He says so many things that aren't true and I'm worried if we do have a really good vaccine people are going to be reluctant to take it."
So it seems that Democrats are the ones undermining faith in a vaccine.
The Trump campaign criticized the Democrats' reluctancy in a press release, "The fact that they refuse to say 'yes, I will take the vaccine,' when public health experts have already said it is untainted by politics is reckless and wrong."
A tweet posted by the Trump campaign accused Biden of "spreading conspiracy theories and undermining the public's confidence in a vaccine."
Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee rapid response director commented to the post, "Democrats like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are risking American lives by casting aspersions on the coronavirus vaccine for political gain."
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