US elections 2020 : Kamala Harris wouldn’t believe Trump on vaccine ahead of election

“I wouldn’t believe Donald Trump. It should be a credible source of information about the effectiveness and reliability,” of a vaccine, Kamala Harris told ..

“I won’t take him at his word,” added Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential candidate.

President Trump faces intense pressure to curb the contagion that has clouded his re-election prospects, raising concerns that his administration is rushing the search for a vaccine to aid his campaign.

US health authorities have asked states to prepare for the large-scale distribution of a vaccine against the coronavirus and to be “fully operational by November 1, 2020”, ie before the presidential election

The fight against the virus, which has killed more than 188,000 people in the United States and crippled the world’s largest economy, has become a hot topic ahead of the November 3 presidential election.

In front of his supporters last week at the Republican convention, Donald Trump said that the United States “will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, maybe even before”.

For Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases which manages the trial of the Moderna vaccine, the first results will undoubtedly be known around “November or December”, he said on . Thursday. As for October, “it is improbable, but not impossible”.

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday denied any pressure to get a vaccine ahead of the election: “No one is pressuring the FDA for anything.” “The priority here is to save lives,” she added.