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Trump accuses FDA of delaying Covid 19 coronavirus vaccine

Trump accuses FDA of delaying Covid 19 coronavirus vaccine”

Trump is expected to announce the emergency go ahead from U.S. regulators in a press release on Sunday.

She did not hint at what the supposed breakthrough might be.

There's no solid evidence yet that it fights the coronavirus and, if so, how best to use it.

Scientists, public health officials and lawmakers are anxious that the Trump administration will push the FDA to approve a vaccine in advance of the USA presidential election in November, even if data from clinical trials do not support its widespread use.

He did not provide any examples of doctors or studies to back up his statement. Trump wrote, tagging FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn in the tweet.

On Twitter, the President said the deep state or someone at the FDA was making vaccine trial approvals hard on objective, and the body should instead focus on speed and saving lives. "Must focus on speed, and saving lives".

Trump, throughout the pandemic, has undercut or dismissed guidance from government health experts, including FDA officials. It's because it's taken a concerted effort and we haven't done things in sequence, we've done things in parallel, ' Hahn told Gray DC.

"With plasma we're leveraging the body's unbelievable ability to develop antibodies and immunity to pathogens", Stony Brook Medicine researcher Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, who is studying the use of this convalescent plasma in virus patients, told The Verge several months ago.

He added that 'I've had absolutely no pressure from anyone'.

"Based on the science and the data, the FDA has made the independent determination that the treatment is safe and very effective", Trump said.

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The agency also said it determined this was a safe approach in an analysis of 20,000 patients who received the treatment.

Hahn did not respond to shouted questions about whether he had been pressured to give the approval.

'You have to decide where your red line is, and that's my red line.

Should that change, he said on Thursday, "I would feel obligated [to resign] because in doing so, I would indicate to the American public that there's something wrong". The president's political advisers believe that having a vaccine by Election Day is key to his prospects for winning.

'I've never met one FDA regulator who wouldn't resign over improper pressure, and that's how America knows their seal of approval is the gold standard'.

Sunday's push came a day after Trump tweeted sharp criticism on the process to treat the virus, which has killed more than 176,000 Americans and imperiled his reelection chances. The race to produce a vaccine has become the centerpiece of his administration's response.

"Things are going very quickly", Dormitzer said earlier this month.

The FDA said in a statement Sunday evening that it has concluded that convalescent may be effective in treating patients with COVID-19 and "that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks" of it.

Earlier this week, Trump suggested the delay in an emergency measure supporting blood plasma was a political one.

Large-scale clinical trials of the leading vaccine candidates from Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca were launched in recent weeks. The agency has tentatively scheduled an October 22 meeting to consider a potential vaccine, and health officials across government are working on guidelines for who would first get any vaccine and how it would be distributed. The official said that Trump held more conversations on the issue Saturday and that those involved have agreed to give it a "tentative try".

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