Biden: We can't allow politics to 'interfere' with vaccine

Biden: We can’t allow politics to ‘interfere’ with vaccine

“A vaccine would offer a way back to normalcy and a path toward better days for all of us… But it’s not going to happen overnight,” Biden said from Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, after being briefed by experts. “One thing is certain, we can’t allow politics to interfere with a vaccine in any way,” he added. JOE BIDEN: And I am profoundly grateful to the scientists and the researchers working tirelessly to ensure that a safe and effective vaccine becomes a reality as soon as possible. These scientists carry the hopes of our nation, our entire nation, and the entire world. When their work comes to fruition, and it will, there will be no doubt it will save lives. But scientific breakthroughs don’t care about calendars any more than the virus does. They certainly don’t adhere to election cycles. And their timing, their approval, and their distribution should never, ever be distorted by political considerations. They should be determined by science and safety alone. A vaccine would offer a way back to normalcy and a path toward better days for all of us not only here, but around the world. But it’s not going to happen overnight. And once we have it, it’s going to take months to distribute it to the entire population. I’m more hopeful than ever in the power of science to get us there. But one thing is certain, we can’t allow politics to interfere with the vaccine in any way. Americans have had to endure President Trump’s incompetence and dishonesty when it comes to testing and personal protective equipment. We can’t afford to repeat those fiascos when it comes to a vaccine when it occurs. The stakes are too high. American families have already suffered and sacrificed too much. So let me be clear, I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump. And at this moment, the American people can’t either.
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