FDA Brass Pledge To Not Rush Covid-19 Vaccine Amid Political Pressure

“Senior members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have joined a growing list of government officials, drugmakers and public health experts who pledge they won’t compromise safety in the race for the coronavirus vaccine.

In an op-ed published Thursday in USA TODAY, eight top FDA officials and doctors affirmed the agency’s commitment that all “decisions will continue to be guided by the best science” and maintain independence from political forces.

The op-ed comes as the agency in recent weeks has faced criticism for approving convalescent plasma therapy for emergency use as a COVID-19 treatment based on flawed analysis.”

Adrianna Rodriguez reports for USA TODAY September 10, 2020.

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