We need a safe and effective vaccine.
Will you trust the first vaccine available in US?
We are more than six months into a global health crisis and the world's top health organizations are working to develop a vaccine. But the development of a vaccine is not enough.
We need a vaccine that is proven to be safe and effective through robust clinical trials. One of the current clinical trials by AstraZeneca was recently put on hold due to a pending a review of safety data triggered by a “potentially unexplained illness.”
In the face of potential political pressure to rush a vaccine, nine major pharmaceutical companies pledged on Tuesday to not seek regulatory approval before the safety and efficacy of their experimental coronavirus vaccines have been established in Phase 3 clinical trials. And career scientists at the FDA yesterday said that they would follow the highest scientific standards.
The pharmaceutical executives wrote in a joint statement, “We believe this pledge will help ensure public confidence in the rigorous scientific and regulatory process by which Covid-19 vaccines are evaluated and may ultimately be approved.”
We need to prioritize the safety and efficacy of vaccines in our pandemic response and pair it with equitable distribution. Americans' lives depend on it.
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