I just thought this was an interesting glimpse into the approval process for new vaccines.
Is there a way to read what's at that link without signing up to the website?
what is happening with this vaccine is scary to me. So they reject licensing it for 18-70 year old based on insufficient safety data. (Meaning there could be some serious safety concerns) but instead of actually doing what they should do like conducting further and better safety studies, they just want to limit the target pool and this somehow makes it ok? This is bullshit. Why ANYONE would think this is acceptable is truly beyond me. It really is all about the money.
translation: we are going to have to do some work to tweak the avaliable safety data (which is woefully inadequate) to "fit" into the requirements so this crap can be passed.
Their rational makes no sense either. So it's potentially unsafe for 18-40 year olds but thats suddenly ok for the 40-70 demographic? I would argue that their point that 40-70 year old often have more compromised immune systems is more reason to NOT license this for approval based on lack of acceptable safety data. I mean do people not see how twisted this is?
Interesting insight into the process of licensing in the US Rrrrrachel. Thanks for posting. Good to see there's people involved in the process who are pushing to make sure the vaccines are as safe as possible. :)
Yes!!! Phew. I know I feel soooooooooooooooo much better about things now!!!
yes so true so true. But we must keep in mind and respect the fact that other people may have a very different idea of how to achieve that goal than you/I do. As they say different strokes for different folks.