U.S. senator Scott says China trying to sabotage vaccine development

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States has proof China is hoping to sluggish down or sabotage the progress of a COVID-19 vaccine by Western nations, Republican senator Rick Scott claimed on Sunday.

“We have received to get this vaccine accomplished. Regretably we have evidence that communist China is trying to sabotage us or slow it down,” he reported for the duration of an job interview on BBC Tv set.

“China does not want us … to do it initial, they have resolved to be an adversary to People and I assume to democracy about the environment.”

Requested what proof the United States had, Scott declined to give details but claimed it experienced come by the intelligence group.

“This vaccine is definitely important to all of us having our economic system likely once more. What I seriously believe is irrespective of whether England does it to start with or we do it to start with, we are going to share. Communist China, they are not likely to share.”

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan editing by Jason Neely)

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