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Kamala Harris Spreads COVID Anti-Vax Paranoia: “I would not trust Donald Trump”

Kamala Harris Spreads COVID Anti-Vax Paranoia: “I would not trust Donald Trump”

“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump… I will not take his word” on an FDA-approved Wuhan Coronavirus vaccine before the election, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris told CNN.

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CNN released a preview clip Saturday of chief correspondent Dana Bash asking Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris about the possibility of a Wuhan Coronavirus vaccine being approved for distribution prior to the November elections. Her answer left a lot of people shocked and angry.

Bash first asked Harris if she believed the scientists and medical professionals who were working on a vaccine would be the ones who had the final say on the efficacy of a vaccine. Harris said she did not:

“If past is prologue … they’ll be muzzled. They’ll be suppressed,” Harris said of health experts and scientists. “They will be sidelined because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping for whatever he can get to pretend he has been a leader on this issue when he has not.”

When Bash then inquired if Harris would get the vaccine if it was approved prior to the election, she said she wouldn’t trust Trump and would not “take his word for it” on the “reliability” of the approved vaccine:

Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash in a clip released Saturday whether she would get a vaccine that was approved and distributed before the election, Harris replied, “Well, I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us.”

“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,” she continued in the clip from an exclusive interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” at 9 a.m. ET. “I will not take his word for it.”

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Harris’s answers raised all kinds of red flags, and sparked accusations that her response was dangerously irresponsible – especially to hard-hit minority communities – and tantamount to denying science:


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And speaking of Dr. Fauci, he recently told Kaiser Health News that he was “not concerned about political pressure” and that a vaccine could be made available sooner than expected if clinical trials show overwhelmingly positive results:

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, in an interview Tuesday with KHN.

Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative.

The Data and Safety Monitoring Board could say, “‘The data is so good right now that you can say it’s safe and effective,’” Fauci said. In that case, researchers would have “a moral obligation” to end the trial early and make the active vaccine available to everyone in the study, including those who had been given placebos — and accelerate the process to give the vaccine to millions.

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Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he trusts the independent members of the DSMB — who are not government employees — to hold vaccines to high standards without being politically influenced. Members of the board are typically experts in vaccine science and biostatistics who teach at major medical schools.

“If you are making a decision about the vaccine, you’d better be sure you have very good evidence that it is both safe and effective,” Fauci said. “I’m not concerned about political pressure.”

Contra to the case Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Harris, and other Democrats are trying to make on Trump allegedly trying to put political pressure on scientists and medical experts, I think a convincing case could be made that Democrats and their media allies have for months deliberately downplayed the possibility of the availability of a Wuhan Coronavirus vaccine specifically because they’re worried about the potential of it increasing Trump’s reelection chances.

Let’s remember that back in late March when Trump first began touting the possibility that hydroxychloroquine could be used to help treat the virus, Democrats and the MSM went nuts trying to discredit his claims, even though some studies have shown its effectiveness and even some Democratic state legislators including one in Michigan and one in New York have claimed it saved their lives.

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— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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All of our institutions have now been irrevocably politicized. How on earth do we function as a nation when we can agree on nothing? I seriously don’t know where we go from here.

    forgetabotit in reply to Anonamom. | September 6, 2020 at 11:14 am

    We start by voting in a supermajority in the Senate and retaking the house, Let’s not forget about 2 possibly 3 supreme court justices.

      You say that like the GOP never had a majority to pass laws in Congress. They did. They didn’t. Matter of fact they still don’t do anything because it’s not about Republican vs Democrat anymore. It’s one big party focusing their energy on stopping whatever Donald Trump is trying to do. Don’t take my word for it, just look at what and who the Chamber of Commerce is supporting and what politicians are in their back pocket – Hi, Cocaine Mitch!

      What we need is a super majority of MAGA politicians. Doubt we get them all in this election, but there should be more than the 15-20 that are in office now. Until then, it’s more of the same. The GOP could take the House and Senate and we’d still have four years of what we just experienced.

        Milhouse in reply to barnesto. | September 6, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        The GOP never had enough votes in the senate to overcome a filibuster. And they’re smart enough not to remove the only thing that can save us when the Dems next have a majority.

          You really think the Dems would not eliminate the Senate super-majority if they regain the majority? They already went half way there with Harry Reid and have talked about packing SCOTUS.

          txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | September 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm

          That’s like saying that the reason not to indict Obama, Clinton or Biden for anything they’ve done is to prevent the Dems from doing the same to Trump, when they (sooner or later) win the presidency. It’s an empty argument, as you must know.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | September 8, 2020 at 12:09 am

          Yes, I really think the Dems would not eliminate the legislative filibuster. The proof is that they didn’t when they had the chance and the 41-member R minority was wreaking havoc on their agenda. For instance by blocking any changes to 0bamacare, which is why it ended up the mess it was. They could have fixed that by eliminating the filibuster but they chose not to. The same considerations are likely to stay them next time.

        In the Uniparty Senate that continues to this day, there is no such thing as a Republican super majority. We could elect 100 Republican senators and some “gang of whatever” would muster up enough votes to lose by one. Nothing has changed in the Senate since Trump was elected other than the narrative that makes the RINOs work harder to mask their Uniparty character.

          beagleEar in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 6, 2020 at 5:01 pm

          Sure, but they are defeatable, until we adopt defeatism. The Left didn’t defeat us by giving up.

          The Uniparty and its RINO kleptocracy have internal contradictions and weaknesses. Look at the NeverTrumps; turns out they are merely 2nd and 3rd gen after someone of substance, desperate to hang onto a country-club lifestyle after the inheritance has run out. Many of the huge, implacable, un-attackable Leftocracy actually believe in nothing an can either be exposed for ridicule or split from the herd once their feeding tube narrows. We just need a bit of internal disciple.

          Also, it helps not to be a single issue voter. Many an R-badged fraud has slid into office by shouting Abortion! Abortion! Aborshun! (while their teen daughters have had several, shhhh). They never actually reduce the number of abortions, that would clip their meal ticket. The base never tires of falling for that strategy, while the RINO the installed in office millions of foreign voters who will electorally and culturally obliterate the base, and ensure that abortion is eventually free on demand in 50 states, no limits no reason required. But the base got their “anti-abortion” vote in, that’s all that matters!

      Yes, I agree that would be a good thing. The problem, as I see it, is that any election “victory” is going to be immediately followed by lawsuits filed in leftist-friendly federal courts. Then we will see months to years of wrangling over who really won, which will be possible because all of our institutions (media, education, bureaucracies both corporate and government) and roughly half of our citizens will be on board with the effort. It will not matter what the reality is or what the evidence shows; each side is now committed to supporting its own path to power, regardless of the truth and regardless of the consequences.

      I think you can safely put me in the “cynical” camp now. 😉

Kamala Harris calling Trump a liar. That is rich. You needn’t bother asking Republicans if they trust her. Ask the Dems, especially black voters. And women voters.

Under normal circumstances, democrats wouldn’t embrace the anti-vaxxer movement. But, Trump is so far inside their heads that all rational has been pushed aside. The democrats are stuck in their George Costanza phase.

    Milhouse in reply to technerd. | September 6, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    The anti-vaxx movement is mostly (unfortunately not entirely) Democrat. They’ve already embraced it.

      txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | September 7, 2020 at 2:11 am

      Not according to Gateway Pundit. A large majority of Trump supporters are skeptical about a vaccine, also.

        Milhouse in reply to txvet2. | September 8, 2020 at 12:12 am

        Gateway Pundit is not a reliable source. Jim Hoft is a damned liar.

        Unfortunately there exist some anti-vaxx kooks on the right too, but the vast majority are on the left, which is their natural home.

There will be a sea of salty, salty tears when Mr. Trump is re-elected. By a landslide that will make Reagan’s 1984 win look like a close one that went to triple OT.

    jb4 in reply to UJ. | September 6, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    In my opinion, there is little chance Trump wins in a landslide. The best he will do is win by a narrow margin, if the ballot fraud falls short.

KAMEL TOE that how the rest of us feel about you and your bigot party.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 6, 2020 at 10:37 am

And I won’t trust a Jamaican/Indian who is riding the “I Be Black” gravey-train.

    Her own father stated that they are descended from a prominent Jamaican slave owner – as in over 80, listed by name in one article that I read. The hypocrisy of the Democrats is …. typical.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to jb4. | September 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      I won’t hold against someone what an ancestor has done. Even her.

      Milhouse in reply to jb4. | September 8, 2020 at 12:15 am

      That’s a ridiculous thing to say. Almost all black Americans number slave owners among their ancestors. That was part of slavery. Why should Harris be any different?

If she doesn’t trust anything developed under Trump, would a Biden/Harris administration scrap all of the work done so far and start over?

ScottTheEngineer | September 6, 2020 at 11:06 am

Social distancing? There’s a good 10′ gap between those hoes. That’s boss level virtue signaling.

‘The data is so good right now that you can say it’s safe and effective,’” Fauci said. In that case, researchers would have “a moral obligation” to end the trial early

This is a fundamentally unscientific statement. And, I’d guess, none too sound medically or even legally, either.

Now it’s pretty widely known that the FDA can drag anything out to the point that it’s obsolescent before it’s actually approved. But that’s been its apparent mission for many decades—can’t pin the blame for that on PDJT.

    Actually, it’s a valid statement. Ending trials early can happen if a drug is showing various lethal symptoms or if the drug is showing exceptional promise (antibiotic treatment for h pylori). In this case, if a C19 vaccine proves 9x% successful in an elderly population with few side-effects, there’s no real reason to run the trial out five years or so.

further proof as to why she was polling at about 2% in the primary, unlikable and can’t answer a simple yes or no question

So… does she actually believe this, or is it a Debate?

This is the contemptible character of the infantile and vile contemporary Dhimmi-crats, writ large — infantile spite, narcissism, selfish political opportunism, despicable fear-mongering and ideological fanaticism.

Science must be subservient to Dhimmi-crat ideology.

Harris is actively promoting the theory that the FDA is going to push out a non viable vaccine in order to increase the election prospects of DJT.

This is some serious ton foil hat, Alex Jones level conspiracy theory. IMO, the d would be better off if they stopped making these sorts of unsubstantiated allegations. Not that they are likely to accept my advice.

    Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | September 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    No, she’s actually promoting an even crazier theory, that DJT is going to push out a non viable vaccine without the FDA’s approval (or he’ll order the FDA to approve it, which comes to the same thing) to increase his own election prospects. That’s just not going to happen.

“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about,”

This is fair enough. I wouldn’t take the President’s word about something like this, because he knows nothing about the subject and would just be repeating what other more knowledgeable people have told him, so I would look directly to what those other people are saying, and consider it.

But that’s not what’s going to happen. Neither Harris nor anyone else will ever be asked to take the President’s word on a vaccine. That’s not how it works. Those who do know about the subject will be speaking publicly and publishing their results, and we will have all the information we need to make a decision. So Harris is just setting up a strawman, so she can seem reasonable when in fact she’s just getting in an attack on Trump.

In any case, I would not expect Harris to get the vaccine in the first six months or so. I am older than her, and in poorer health, and I do not intend to be a “first adopter” of this vaccine either. Let others go first and I will wait to see what happens to them. I’m not being anti-vaxx or anything; I will encourage my mother to get it as soon as she can. The difference is that she’s at a high risk and I’m not; I can afford to wait and she can’t. The benefit to her will outweigh the risk, while for me it won’t. And the same consideration applies to Harris; she should wait.

    And the Dems/MSM ARE credible after 6 months of trashing HCQ?

    Joe-dallas in reply to Milhouse. | September 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    If this was the equivalent of the annual Flu shot, then 6-8 months for develop would by reasonable time frame.

    However, this is closer to a vaccine which would normally take 2-3 years for development.

    Its pure wishful thinking that a good vaccine will be ready by November 2020.

Ok. Fine. Sounds like a win-win to me.

The way she said this was dumb.its like all these morons are running on is being the opposite of Trump! She needed to be clever with her answer and she couldn’t do that because Trump is living in the Democrate pea for a brain rent free.

And to be fair, I wont be touching a Chinese Death Kooties vaccine with a 20 foot barge pole when it comes out. Ill let others be the guinea pigs first.

I’m waiting for the sex tape with her to be released.

Operation Continued Chaos.
If this does not prove a vast left wing conspiracy, nothing does.

I will never trust you Kamalatoes!

-First, the Dems told us the virus threat was trivial, and we could go to our parties while they occupied themselves with the serious task of impeaching the President over a phone call.
-Then they declared it was the worst thing in the world, a new plague that would require every company to manufacture ventilators and PPE while the rest of us hid in the basement to ‘flatten the curve’
-After that, it became ‘Trumps Fault’ for everything that went wrong, everything that might go wrong, and everything. Every spike in detection caused by increased testing was the fault of those troglodyte conservatives who insisted on attending church while thousands of screaming garbage babies filled the streets. We were told nothing should start up until there was a vaccine, and as soon as signs showed of an actual vaccine produced in record time, they promptly doubled back and bit their tails, screeching about how Trump was going to kill us all.

I don’t understand how these idiots have even the tiniest shred of credibility left.

Yeah, right, like anybody and their dog is ever going to trust some dried up old hindu brahman whore who worships a godhead that allows for the murder of the poorest and weakest members of society simply because thair shadow touched yours. Right….

Trump needs to come out in support of exercise, quitting smoking and having a variety of friends, wrapping each one in #MAGA, Patriotism and Family Values.

Coming from the Font of Integrity: “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump… I will not take his word.”

She’s disgusting, isn’t she?

They’ll say whatever it takes. And do whatever it takes too.

Author Lawrence Dahners wrote “it’s a free country. I think idiots should be free to refuse immunization if they want—as long as the rest of us don’t have to expend our resources trying to save them when they get the disease.”

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