Trump Not Trustworthy On Coronavirus Vaccine: Kamala Harris

Harris’s remark comes amid concerns President Trump may try to expedite a vaccine before the November 3 election.

Trump Not Trustworthy On Coronavirus Vaccine, Says Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris said Saturday that she would not take President Trump at his word alone on the safety and efficacy of potential pandemic coronavirus vaccine. In the State of the Union program with CNN, Harris was asked whether she would take the vaccine approved by the American government and is expected to be rolled out before the November 3 polls.

Harris further added, “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump, 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.”

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The vice-presidential nominee’s comments come amid the health experts who have expressed their concerns about rushing the vaccine, citing that it is too early to determine the drug’s efficiency and safety.

So far, the US health authorities have confirmed more than 6.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 188,000 people dead. It remains the epicenter of the pandemic and the worst-hit country globally in terms of confirmed infections and fatalities.

Meanwhile, American health experts have come forward saying that the country could see a second wave of infections as the social distancing restrictions across the country are being eased and following the Labor Day gatherings this weekend.

In the interview with CNN, Harris further said that the public health experts and doctors connected to incumbent administrations would relay the safety of the potential vaccine to the public. She said, “If past is prologue [then] they will not. They’ll be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined.”

Harris maintained that just 60 days ahead of his re-election bid he is rushing the vaccine just to establish it that he has been the leader in times of crisis.

Meanwhile, many of the current potential vaccines are being developed by the White House and the US; under its operations, War Spee aims to produce nearly 300 million doses of vaccines. Not only that, but he plans also scales up the production capacity. The initiative aims to get the first badge of the vaccines ready by January 2021.

Bu the President has been very clear that he wants the vaccine to be distributed within months. Earlier, in august, Trump accused the deep state and his political opposition of delaying the vaccine development. On Friday, while speaking to the news reporters, he undermined and contradicted his own administration’s officials by saying that the vaccine would be ready by the end of this year.

Trump said, “I think we can probably have it sometime in October.” The director of the government agency, which oversees the vaccine development, FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said that he would resign if his department rubber-stamps any unproven or unsafe vaccine.

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