Democrats facing difficult elections this fall are working to navigate the delicate issue.
California Rep. Ami Bera, one of three Democratic physicians serving in the House of Representatives, said the modest drop in infections from the summer peak does not mean the nation has turned the corner, as Trump has suggested.
He said a vaccine is critically important and welcomed one as soon as possible, as long as it’s deemed safe by science.
“I don’t have any vaccine hesitancy. I know the immense power of vaccines. We are going to need a vaccine. I have no issue with taking a vaccine,” Bera said.
But he offered a warning: “Trust the scientists. Trust the doctors. Don’t trust the politicians.”
On Capitol Hill, Democrats are sticking with a simple, consistent message pushing for a vaccine as soon as possible, but not a moment earlier. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday praised the FDA scientists and researchers helming the vaccine initiative, but she has been highly…