Weeks before the election, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden made sure that you didn’t trust any good vaccine news you may hear in the last days of the campaign, criticizing the president’s remarks that we were getting close to a breakthrough as irresponsible.
“I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump,” Biden said during an October town hall meeting. “And at this moment the American people can’t either.”
The subtext was that a vaccine could be rushed through to appease the president and improve his re-election chances — something that should have been treated as farcical conspiracy theorizing on its face but, instead, was taken seriously by the left.
Even after the election, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — whose state has been hit harder than any other by COVID-19 — intimated he might block distribution of an effective vaccine simply because Trump was still in