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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:43 PM

Majority of Americans believe political pressure will cause FDA to rush a coronavirus vaccine

new poll finds

A majority of Americans, 62%, believe political pressure from the Trump administration will cause the US Food and Drug Administration to rush approval of a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day on November 3, according to a new health tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The KFF poll, conducted between August 28 and September 3, found 85% of Democrats, 61% of independents and 35% of Republicans believe the FDA would cave to pressure from President Donald Trump and push through a Covid-19 vaccine before ensuring it is safe and effective.

More women than men -- 70% compared to 55% -- said they worried the FDA would rush approval of a vaccine, the poll found.

If a Covid-19 vaccine was ready and available for free before the upcoming election, just over half of respondents, 54%, said they would not get one, while 42% said they would. Breaking down the numbers: A majority of independents (56%) and Republicans (60%) said they wouldn't get a Covid-19 vaccine, but half of Democrats said they would.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/majority-of-americans-believe-political-pressure-will-cause-fda-to-rush-a-coronavirus-vaccine-new-poll-finds/ar-BB18TKHV?li=BBnba9O&ocid=DELLDHP

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:13 PM

1. but what if it "gives" everybody autism????????????????? nt

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:10 AM

2. Three things:

1. Likely there will be insufficient time to test for efficacy and safety.

2. If the vaccine has harmful side effects -- or just plain doesn't work -- think of the biggest class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturers.

3. Even if the vaccine is just what the doctor ordered, it's predicted that there won't be enough produced until the end of 2024 (that's four years from today) to administer to everyone. That means the Virus will still be killing and/or debilitating people. Does that mean the schools will still be closed? Libraries? Entertainment venues? Jobs that will never return? And if Joe wins, in four years, the Virus will be blamed on him by Republicans, perhaps by Trump who could be looking for a "return."

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