FDA Vaccine Approval Delays Are Deadly

Source: Reason
by Peter Suderman

“In August, as COVID-19 cases began rising again throughout the country, Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had a simple message for Americans: Get vaccinated. … Yet for most of the year, that message was undermined by the regulatory reality. As of mid-August, the FDA still had not granted formal approval to any of the COVID-19 vaccines. Instead, they were administered under ’emergency use authorizations,’ a provisional status suggesting that the FDA still wasn’t sure about them.” (for publication 11/21)