It turns out the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine may be a blessing in disguise after all. Biotech analyst Karen Kingston tells Steel Truth the good guys thought news of the FDA approval was another major loss, but she says it’s actually the winning move.
Kingston says that under the emergency-use authorization procedure, which original Covid vaccines were released under, none of the normal protocols were in place. So, the FDA never checked the contents of the vials, there was no need for informed consent, nor animal trials nor proof of efficacy. When the Pfizer vaccine was recently approved, the FDA was bound, by law, to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) protocols, which necessitates confirming contents of the vials in no less than two weeks following approval. Kingston and Vandersteel give us the rundown on the blockbuster development and the future consequences.