According to a report by Fox News on the 15th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that New York State will sue the US federal government after President Trump threatened to postpone the provision of potential new coronavirus vaccines to New York State in the future.
“I tell you today that if the Trump administration does not change this plan and propose a fair vaccine distribution practice, we will exercise our legal rights. We will take legal action to protect New York State people.”
“I will not allow New Yorkers to be bullied or abused.” The Democratic governor added.
Earlier, Trump said that the US federal government would not distribute vaccines to New York State, which was severely affected by the epidemic, because Cuomo had said that he would let his team of experts independently “review” any vaccines provided by the federal government. Trump said, “If the governor is ready, he will notify us.”
For months, Cuomo has been questioning Trump’s political motives for advancing Coronavirus vaccine and the credibility of the vaccine developed during Trump’s tenure.
Cuomo previously said that New York State and several other states have set up their own scientific teams to allow residents to be vaccinated more confidently while ensuring safety. He also accused Trump of “politicizing this process.”
According to a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in September, 62% of respondents said that Americans are somewhat worried that pressure from the Trump administration will lead to the failure to ensure safety in American food.
The Drug Administration (FDA) hastily approved the Coronavirus vaccine.
Last Monday, Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech stated that clinical data showed that in the third phase of clinical trials, the effectiveness of its new coronavirus vaccine candidate was 90%, and it will be able to apply to the FDA for emergency use in the third week of November. Authorization.
After Pfizer announced positive news about its Coronavirus vaccine, Cuomo said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” program: “We cannot let the vaccination plan be carried out in the way designed by the Trump administration because (elected) President Joe Biden) will not be able to revoke it in two months.”
Cuomo also said that the American public would feel “very skeptical” about any vaccine promoted by the Trump administration.
Last month, Cuomo called on FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to “save your soul” and not to succumb to President Trump’s request to speed up the development of a new coronavirus vaccine.
On October 22, Cuomo also said: “The White House has always been dissatisfied with the FDA because they are unwilling to expedite the approval of the vaccine, and the White House hopes that it will be completed before (US election) voting day.