Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, said he would listen to the advice of scientists in going for Coronavirus vaccine if he is elected in the November’s presidential election.
“I’d want to see what the scientists said,” he told reporters Monday outside a supporter’s home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing on Monday that a vaccine may be ready in October.
Biden has previously expressed concern about President Donald Trump and political appointees pushing for the premature approval of a vaccine in hopes of boosting his re-election chances.
“He’s undermining public confidence,” Biden said of Trump. But, Trump fired back during his briefing.
Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, “should immediately apologise for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric that they’re talking right now, talking about endangering lives and it undermines science.”
New York has had an infection rate below 1% for 31 days, while hotspots around the world are spiking.
However, India, the world’s new Covid-19 epicenter, surpassed Brazil as the second-worst hit country. The nation’s virus curve is showing no signs of flattening out, with infections rising at a record pace of more than 90,000 a day.
The U.S., India and Brazil account for more than half the world’s cases, which have now topped 27 million. While U.S. cases steadied, governors across the country urged citizens to be cautious during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Australia warned of mounting economic pain as Victoria state announced only a gradual easing of its lockdown.