US FDA Finds There’s No Vaccine Against Politics
Instead of celebrating the EUA for Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID vaccine, officials at FDA and Operation Warp Speed once again have to answer questions about President Trump’s apparent interference in the process. But while Joe Biden isn't likely to rage-tweet about the agency, the incoming administration so far hasn't shown that much respect or understanding of FDA processes either.
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