Has Vice President Kamala Harris Politicized Covid-19 Vaccines?

Has Vice President Kamala Harris Politicized Covid-19 Vaccines?
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The Covid-19 pandemic started back in 2019, and it spread from Wuhan to all parts of the world. Back in 2019, Donald Trump was still President of the United States, and he was in charge of managing the Covid019 crisis in the U.S. It is not a secret to anyone that the former Trump Administration has had many critics along the way; however, others believe that politics should not be mixed with the much-needed Covid-19 vaccines. 

Has Kamala Harris politicized Covid-19 vaccines?

Regardless of what administration was in charge at the moment, the Covid-19 vaccines received the green light for emergency authorization from the WHO, FDA, and CDC. The focus should have been on speeding up the vaccination process and prevent many hospitalizations and deaths. Chris Christie believes that the current Vice President politicized the Covid-19 vaccines back during Trump’s administration due to her declarations. It appears that back during Trump’s administration, Kamala Harris declared that she is willing to get vaccinated if health providers so suggest, but not if Donald Trump says so. 

Was her declaration taken out of context?

During a presidential debate in Utah back in 2020, Harris said that if Dr. Fauci and other experts tell her to get vaccinated against the new coronavirus, she will do so. However, she will not get vaccinated just because Donald Trump tells her to. The former Vice President, Mike Pence, seems to think the same as Chris Christie and declared that Harris’s declaration could make people skeptical regarding vaccination. 

Many critics believe that her then declaration could have generated mistrust in the Covid-19 vaccines and that the whole thing politicized vaccines. The three Covid-19 vaccines used in the U.S are Pfizer BioNTech, which now has full FDA authorization, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, which are emergency authorized. 

Now, the Biden Administration is preparing a new vaccine mandate involving federal workers and companies with more than 100 employees.  


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Asheley Rice

I am a pop culture and social media expert. Aside from writing about the latest news health, I also enjoy pop culture and Yoga. I have BA in American Cultural Studies and currently enrolled in a Mass-Media MA program. I like to spend my spring breaks volunteering overseas.

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