Trump contradicts Hahn, says White House will decide on COVID-19 vaccine rules
Trump undermines assertions that FDA's COVID-19 decisions are not influenced by politics
The Trump administration’s top public health officials spent Wednesday morning trying to persuade the Senate and the American people that career staff will make COVID-19 vaccine decisions free from political influence. The heads of FDA and CDC stressed that the public can have confidence that COVID-19 vaccines will be safe and effective because science, not politics, will guide every regulatory decision.
A few hours later, President Donald Trump stuck a pin in the balloon, stating repeatedly at a press conference that the White House will make the final decision about criteria for approving vaccines and accusing FDA of attempting to delay approvals for political reasons. ...