Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have expressed fears about the potential interference by President Trump in the production and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine — but it’s not a concern shared by the nation’s top public health experts.
While both candidates have made it clear they support a vaccine – even if distributed by a Trump administration – they’ve also expressed concern about such a vaccine’s safety due to a perceived push by Trump to quicken the pace of its production.
On Wednesday, while Biden said he trusts vaccines, he also set out questions he said “this administration is going to have to answer to assure the American people that politics will not play a role whatsoever in the vaccine process.”
But those concerns have been repeatedly pushed back against by some of the nation's top experts and health officials.
"Democrats like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are risking American lives by casting aspersions on the coronavirus vaccine for political gain,” Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee rapid response director, said.