Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be 'colossally stupid'


By Jen Christensen, CNN

(CNN) - Vaccine experts are warning the federal government against rushing out a coronavirus vaccine before testing has shown it's both safe and effective. Decades of history show why they're right.

FDA signals vaccine could green light early.

Their concern that the FDA may be moving too quickly heightened when FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn told the Financial Times that his agency could consider an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a Covid-19 vaccine before late stage clinical trials are complete if the data show strong enough evidence it would protect people.  Read more >>