Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, said that she would not trust any coronavirus vaccine that is released before the general election, according to The Hill.
Harris’ statement was made in a pre-recorded interview with CNN, which will air on Sunday. There, she expressed concern about whether health officials would get the “last word” on the release of a coronavirus vaccine before the upcoming general election.
“If past is prologue that they will not,” Harris said. “They’ll 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 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,” Harris added.
This comes after President Donald Trump, during a White House press conference on Friday, suggested that Americans could see a coronavirus vaccine by the end of October.
“We remain on track to deliver a vaccine before the end of the year, and maybe even before November 1st,” Trump said. “We think we could probably have it sometime during the month of October.”
Democrats, as we know, have been arguing that the president has mishandled the coronavirus from the beginning. But, what Harris and others are now suggesting is on a whole different level.
The left’s newest coronavirus attack
CNN, pushing this narrative, reported on Thursday that President Trump has been pressuring officials to speed up the development of a coronavirus vaccine so as to give the impression to the American people that the COVID-19 pandemic is near its end.
Typical leftist tactic
How much of this is true remains unclear. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious diseases expert who is a member of the White House coronavirus task force, gave his take on the matter.
“I mean, I will look at the data, and I would assume, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the case, that a vaccine would not be approved for the American public unless it was indeed both safe and effective,” he said. “And I keep emphasizing both safe and effective. If that’s the case … I would not hesitate for a moment to take the vaccine myself and recommend it for my family.”
This is much more sensible than claiming that the president of the United States, all to score political points which at this point he probably doesn’t even need, is going to put the American public at risk by ignoring the medical community and by releasing an unsafe or ineffective coronavirus vaccine to the public. But what else would you expect from the Democrats these days? They’re desperate.