Unlike nearly every other industrialized country in the world, the United States has failed to contain COVID-19. There are few options left. One is hoping for herd immunity, which might result in 1 million deaths. The other is hoping for a quick and effective vaccine.
Many, including Kamala Harris, are worried that Donald Trump will attempt to rush an untested vaccine. Responding to those comments on Monday, the President accused Harris and Joe Biden of being anti-vaccine.
This weekend, Harris told CNN experts would, “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.”
The Democratic Vice Presidential candidate continued, “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.”
Addressing those comments on Monday, Trump said Harris, “should immediately apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric that they are talking right now, talking about endangering lives. It undermines science, and what happens is all of the sudden you’ll have this incredible vaccine and because of that fake rhetoric, it’s a political rhetoric … that’s all that is.”
Watch a clip of Trump’s comments below, courtesy of The Hill:
— The Hill (@thehill) September 7, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.