New York State Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo sowed the seeds of doubt about the COVID-19 vaccine during an interview on ABC News.
On Good Morning America, Cuomo said he was, “not that confident” of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process.
Cuomo also said Americans “should be” skeptical of a COVID-19 vaccine.
"I think it's going to be a very skeptical American public about taking the vaccine, and they should be."
— ABC News (@ABC) October 19, 2020
Putting action behind his words, Cuomo said he was going to have his own New York team of doctors review the vaccine.
Cuomo isn’t the only Democrat to call into question the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif) also cast doubt on a potential vaccine during the vice presidential debate with Vice President Mike Pence.
Fox News reports:
“If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it, absolutely,” Harris said. “But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking it.”
After the debate, Harris continued to use the vaccine as a vehicle to attack President Trump.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 17, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden also used the COVID-19 vaccine development as an opportunity to slam President Trump.
Cuomo is the least credible politician on COVID-19.
Don’t forget, Cuomo and his team forced COVID-19 patients into eldercare facilities with tragic consequences. Over 6,000 deaths in New York State are attributable to Cuomo’s policy.
It’s reckless for Democrats to play politics with a COVID-19 vaccine because these statements could lead individuals to reject a vaccine, especially since there is a vocal anti-vaccine movement in the U.S.
Democrats are putting politics before the health and well being of Americans.