FDA Head: “Science Will Guide Our Vaccine Decisions”

“Decisions to authorize and approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes and science will guide our decisions.

“FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science, Mr. Chairman. I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.

“In the end, FDA will not authorize or approve a vaccine that we would not feel comfortable giving to our families.” – FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, testifying today before the Senate.