Kamala Harris: I Will Take COVID-19 Vaccine, But Not If Trump Tells Me Too
Joe Biden's vice president pick asked about COVID-19
Joe Biden's vice president pick was asked during their lone debate if she would take the get a COVID-19 shot if it's approved by the Trump administration.
“If the public health professionals, if Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, then I’ll be first in line to take it,” Harris said.
“But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it — then I’m not taking it.”
Harris's remarks came early in the debate, which focused on the coronavirus pandemic.
Harris opened by saying that “The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.”
“They knew what was happening, and they didn’t tell you,” she added.
Pence disputed Harris’s claim, accusing the Biden campaign of plagiarising the Trump strategy.
“From the very first day, President Donald Trump has put the health of America first,” he said.
VP Mike Pence on the Biden/Harris plan for covid-19:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
"It looks a little bit like Plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about." pic.twitter.com/7qpI02QzEW
“The reality is when you look at the Biden plan, it reads an awful lot like what President Trump and I and our task force have been doing every step of the way," Pence said.
“It [Biden’s plan] looks a little bit like plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about.”
In August, a group of doctors demanded the government puts together a plan to "punish" people who refuse to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
A coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory, the health officials argued in USA Today on Thursday.
The doctors insist that tax penalties, higher insurance premiums, and denial of many government and private services should be considered for those refusing to be vaccinated.
The group insists that forcing the public to take the shot is actually "patriotic."