Sharon Lee Davies-Tight 9.15.2020
Science doesn’t operate at the whim of any sitting president. Vaccines are not developed by presidents. The president doesn’t decide when, where, how, how much or who gets it. The president isn’t a legislator nor a dictator.
It’s irresponsible journalism to link vaccine development with politics – either for or against a candidate.
The poll question didn’t ask if people would or wouldn’t take a vaccine because of president Trump. It only asked if they would take it.
Misinformation that comes out of the White House regarding science is not the responsibility of a president. It falls squarely on the shoulders of the science community that often gets it wrong due to lack of the necessary knowledge required to get it right, before they pass that information on.
Every country that has the capability is desperately seeking a vaccine that works, with few side effects, not one that gets somebody elected or not elected. They do this for the well being of the human race, not for individual politicians.
If somebody wants to politicize vaccine development, then talk about availability to all humans throughout the world, and who will and with what, pay for it.
People were reticent of vaccines long before Donald Trump came into office, caused mainly by pharmaceutical companies not being straight forward with those receiving the vaccines, including the mixing of different vaccines in one application and the use of neurotoxins as preserving agents. It had nothing to do with the sitting president or any other president.
Science many times gets it wrong. Science is not infallible. It’s all based on theory. Unscrupulous journalists with prejudicial agendas are the main obstacle to getting accurate information to the public, not the politicians. The media transmits information. Everybody else gives an opinion. If the media gets it wrong everybody suffers.