Reprinted from Common Dreams by
Following news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked states to prepare for potential distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, medical experts and advocacy organizations are warning that politics should not be made a priority over public health.
“As anxious as the country is for health security and protection against Covid-19, we cannot subject people to greater risk to score political points for a president who has, for months, demonstrated his abandonment of public health and safety in the face of this terrible pandemic,” Bonnie Castillo, a registered nurse and executive director of National Nurses United (NNU), said in a statement Thursday.
Public health experts have raised alarm over the possibility that President Donald Trump will try to use a prematurely approved vaccine as an “October surprise” to boost his reelection chances. …