Update with Biden speech, change title and pompadour /// Wilmington, United States, September 16, 2020 (.) – Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s refusal to take forceful action against the COVID-19 pandemic, such as enacting national guidelines on social distancing and testing, should disqualify him for a second term.Biden also accused his electoral rival Trump of politicizing the vaccine development process and said he does not trust remarks by the Republican president, who said Tuesday night that a vaccine was just weeks away from being ready. The possibility that the Trump administration could speed up production of a safe vaccine has become a focal point of the campaign. for the Nov. 3 election, which shows the president lagging behind in polls versus former Vice President Biden. « A president’s first responsibility is to protect to the American people and he doesn’t. This totally disqualifies him, « Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware (east), emphasizing Trump’s » lack of seriousness « in handling the pandemic. In his statement after receiving a briefing from public health experts, Biden He talked about how a Covid-19 vaccine would help bring life in America back to normal, but said that the process should be guided by science and safety, not politics. « I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump. And right now the Americans can’t trust him either, « Biden said. The Democrat has emphasized that he supports a rapid launch of a vaccine, but only if it is shown to be safe and effective, if there is » full transparency « from the point of view of Scientific view and if it is distributed in an « equitable » way. On his side, Trump insists that a vaccine will be available in « a few weeks », although a government expert warned on Wednesday that a vaccine for mass use will be available, at the earliest, only in mid-2021, the United States is the country most affected in the world by covid-19 with more than 196,000 deaths and 6.6 million infections, while experts say that the vaccine is one of the best ways to stop the advance of the pandemic.
– The vaccine that does not arrive –
« We’re just weeks away from getting it, you know, it could be three or four weeks, » Trump said in a question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania broadcast on ABC News. Just hours earlier, speaking to Fox News, Trump had said a vaccine could arrive in « four weeks, it could be eight weeks. » But the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, told Congress that if a vaccine is achieved this year it would not be for mass distribution. « I think there will be a vaccine that will initially be available sometime in between. November and December, but in a limited supply and should be prioritized, « Redfield added before a Senate committee. But a vaccine accessible to all Americans that allows » return to normal life « will not be available until » the end of the second or third quarter of 2021, « he explained. Democrats expressed concern that Trump is pressuring health regulators and scientists to approve a vaccine in time to help him rise in the polls. Trump was also surprising when asked why he had downplayed the severity of the pandemic in the first few months. « I didn’t downplay it, » he replied. « In fact, in many ways, I highlighted it in terms of taking action. » But Trump himself told journalist Bob Woodward during interviews recorded in February and March that he had deliberately decided to « minimize » the severity of COVID-19 to avoid alarming Americans.
– « I am not the president » –
The president, who is rarely seen wearing a mask in public and who for a long time refused to ask Americans to adopt the habit, said « a lot of people don’t want to wear masks and people don’t think masks are good. « . The comment was widely criticized, including by Biden, who also reproached Trump for saying that the Democrat refused to enact a mandate on the use of a mask. « I am not the president, he is the president, » Biden said. Trump’s anti-mask message also took a hit from Redfield, as the CDC director showed senators a medical mask and said:  » I could go so far as to say that this mask guarantees my protection against covid more than if I had a vaccine « .mlm / st / yo / lda
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