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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:07 AM

Pfizer won't seek coronavirus vaccine authorization until after election

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Source: Politico

Pfizer will not seek an emergency authorization for its coronavirus vaccine until after the election, the final blow to President Donald Trump's repeated pledges to make a shot available before Americans cast votes amid the worst pandemic in a century.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Friday that the company may know whether its vaccine is effective by the end of October, but won't have the safety data the FDA wants at least until the end of November. Amid rising concerns about political pressure on the agency, the FDA released guidance on emergency authorizations that requires vaccine developers to provide two months of safety data on half of the trial participants following the final dose of the vaccine.

"Let me be clear, assuming positive data, Pfizer will apply for Emergency Authorization Use in the U.S. soon after the safety milestone is achieved in the third week of November," Bourla wrote in an open letter.

Moderna, the other company with a vaccine in a late-stage trial with more than 20,000 enrolled, has also said it won't be ready to file for an emergency authorization before the election. Other vaccines could be ready for FDA review late this year or early 2021, but not by Nov. 3.




Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/16/pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-authorization-election-429797

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:08 AM

1. Smart.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:09 AM

2. Yup

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Response to David__77 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:13 AM

4. Yep - they don't want to sell a Trump-branded vaccine for the hoax-virus.

Nobody would trust it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:10 AM

3. Good for them. They won't fall for DTs bribery. n/t

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

5. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142605917

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