The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday pledged that the United States “won’t cut off” in the race to develop the coronavirus vaccine.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn told the American Medical Association (AMA) during a video conference that he heard experts were wondering if the administration’s rush to develop a vaccine was at risk. endanger its safety or not, CNN reported.
“Let me assure you we won’t cut corners,” said Hahn. “All our decisions will continue to be based on good science and the well-thought-out processes we always use when reviewing medical products.”;
The Commissioner admits that he viewed the polls that a large percentage of Americans reported did not want the vaccine when it was released. A poll in Gallup from last week reported that 35 percent of Americans will not receive the FDA-approved free vaccine.
Hahn told the AMA doctors that they should urge their patients to get vaccinated when they can so that the United States “can seek to establish broad immunity.”
The Commissioner said more than 200 trials of COVID-19 vaccine have begun but he is not sure when they will be available.
“I can promise you that when the data are available, the FDA will review them, using rigorous scientific processes and established considerations,” according to CNN, he said. “We all understand that it is only by participating in an open and well-scientifically based review process and healthy data that the public and you as a supplier can be trusted. trust in the integrity of our decisions. “
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According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has confirmed more than 5 million COVID-19 infections and at least 163,370 deaths.