President Trump recently sent out a statement at the White House stating “We remain on track to deliver a vaccine before the end of the year and maybe even before November 1st. We think we can probably have it sometime during the month of October,”
American politician, lawyer, and senator, Kamala Harris, who is also Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in the 2020 elections, condemned President Donald Trump for his pressure to have a coronavirus vaccine ready for distribution before Election Day. She implied that he was using his power for political advantage. With Election Day being less than 60 days away, she expressed utmost concern that the health experts would be pressurized by Trump and not have the final authority to decide on this matter.
Harris also went on to say that she wouldn’t trust Trump, and would only be convinced if it was a dependable source of information such as the health officials that confirmed the reliability of the vaccine. “I will not take his word for it. He wants us to inject bleach. No, I will not take his word.” she said in an interview with CNN.
He has been accused of pressurizing them to get it ready so soon and according to health experts, his deadline is extremely unreasonable and impractical.
Others have also stated that Trump’s deadline for the vaccine is unrealistic. Dr Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with NPR about a week ago that the chances of a vaccine to be ready by October are not very high.
Harris who is also Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate claimed that Trump is now only doing everything he can to show to the world that he has been a true leader when it comes to the pandemic when he has not been. Biden and Harris have made it their mission to make Trump’s delusional response to the coronavirus pandemic a prominent part of their campaign.
Biden out rightly stated that the way Trump had reacted to the pandemic was a complete ‘failure’ and all because he really couldn’t care less about it. To date, approximately 190,000 people in the U.S. have died from the virus and more than 6.2 million people have been confirmed to have the virus.