“What we actually have is new guidance that’s coming out. My question is, why would that new guidance come out after we’ve already spent 30 billion dollars in doing that? And my challenge to the FDA is just make sure it’s based on science. Science and real numbers.
“And so as we look at that, we’re making very good progress. Why would you think that we would need new guidance after we’ve developed vaccines and drugs for decades and then all of a sudden we’re going to change something in the last two weeks? Why would we do that?
“If we’re looking at tens of thousands of people that are in these clinical trials, we want to make sure that it’s safe. The Phase 1, Phase 2 indicated that- that these vaccines that are going through are safe.
“We’re trying to make sure that the guidance we give is not an inhibitor to getting things out fast but it also doesn’t detract from it.
“So I’m optimistic that that guidance will come out based on good science and ultimately our FDA guidelines to make sure that all people who take a vaccine can do that with some kind of assurance that the process is meted out properly.” – Mark Meadows, on Face The Nation.
Trump has repeatedly puts politics ahead of science.
Now, 77% of Americans think it’s likely his administration will approve a vaccine before it’s proven safe and effective.
Instead of welcoming new FDA guidance to reassure Americans, Mark Meadows is attacking the FDA. pic.twitter.com/zUPR5U6kDY
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) September 27, 2020
“The question is why – why would we do that?” WH chief Mark Meadows says on CBS, taking issue with the FDA saying it would follow rigorous guidance for a covid vaccine. Says the current guidance is sufficient
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 27, 2020