Trump, Biden Trade Barbs Over Potential Availability Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Associated Press: COVID-19 vaccine latest flashpoint in White House campaign
“The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘disparaging’ for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available before the election…” (Superville, 9/8).

Financial Times: Trump and Biden accuse each other of politicizing Covid-19 vaccine
“President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, have accused each other of politicizing a Covid-19 vaccine, threatening to undermine the public confidence that is required to ensure enough people take the inoculation when it is available…” (Kuchler, 9/7).

Additional coverage of U.S. efforts to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is available from New York Times and STAT.

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