Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, has confirmed that she will receive the coronavirus vaccine if it is approved, after some Democrats expressed concern that President Trump was in a hurry to approve it.
“I’m not a big needle player. I mean, they pierced my ears with difficulty. “I’m not a big fan of the needle,” she told reporters at a news conference.
“I mean, they have to force me to have the flu under a lot of coercion every year – but if it serves as a model for other people, yes, I would take the vaccine if it was approved by the routine.”
The spokesman said the Trump administration wanted to circumvent phase three trials proving the safety of the vaccine, but said he trusted U.S. health officials and pharmaceutical companies to ensure safety and efficacy.
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Pelosi added: “Let me congratulate the FDA scientists and even some of the CDC people … who have been there for a long time for the highest caliber of science that now supports the FDA working on this initiative.”
“Let science determine this, not politics, and then people will have confidence in the product,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Democratic presidential ticket has been criticized for sowing fears about the coronavirus vaccine.
“We can’t allow politics to interfere in any way with the vaccine,” Biden said last month. “Americans had to put up with President Trump’s incompetence and dishonesty when it came to testing and personal protective equipment. We cannot afford to repeat these fiascos when it comes to a vaccine when it happens. The stakes are too high. “
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“I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. I don’t trust Trump,” he said.
While Biden said he trusted the vaccines, he added that “this administration will have to respond to reassure the American people that politics will not play any role in the vaccination process.”
The remarks came after his partner, Kamala Harris, sparked controversy, predicting that public health experts “would be inflated, oppressed, removed because [Trump’s] looking at elections in less than 60 days, and he understands what he can do to pretend to be a leader on the issue when he is not. “
Asked if she would get a hypothetical campaign vaccine, she said: “Well, I think that will be a problem for all of us. I will say that I will not trust Donald Trump and there will have to be a reliable source of information that talks about the efficiency and reliability of whatever he says, I will not believe his word. “
“I’d like to see what the scientists have said,” Biden said separately when asked if he would get a vaccine approved by the Trump administration. “I want full transparency of the vaccine. One of the problems is the way he plays with politics. He says so many things that are not true and I’m worried if we have a really good vaccine, people won’t be willing to take it.”
At a news conference earlier this month, Trump promised enough doses of coronavirus vaccine for “every American” by April. He predicts that availability will begin in early October, which directly contradicts a much longer schedule proposed earlier in the day by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield.
Redfield told a group of Senate lawmakers not to expect the coronavirus vaccine to become widely available to the majority of the U.S. population by the summer of 2021.
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would opt for a coronavirus vaccine by November or December.
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“I would still invest my money in November / December,” he said during a panel of the Congress of the Spanish Institute for Global Pandemics.