New York to review effectiveness and safety of vaccines approved by Trump for fear of "politicization"

New York To Review Effectiveness And Safety Of Vaccines Approved By Trump For Fear Of “politicization”

New York – New York State, which went from being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States to having one of the lowest transmission rates in the country, will review potential vaccines approved by the Donald Trump Administration out of fear to a “politicization” of the process, announced this Thursday Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Democratic governor said at a press conference that he will create an independent medical team headed by the state Department of Health to “review” the effectiveness and safety of vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since , he declared, he has no “confidence” in the “opinion of the federal government.”

“The way the federal government manages the vaccine raises serious questions about whether the process has become politicized … 54% of New Yorkers say they would not get the vaccine and now the president is in a dispute with the FDA, which I wanted to streamline ”the approval process, Cuomo said.

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In that sense, he was concerned about yesterday’s statements by Trump, who said that the White House “may or may not” approve new FDA regulations designed to toughen the approval process for a vaccine because, he said, “they sound like a movement political”.

The governor indicated that “New York will do its own review when the federal government finishes its review and says that (the vaccine) is safe. If the vaccine is safe, we will have to decide how to implement it taking into account that it would be two doses and we are 19.5 million New Yorkers. That’s 40 million doses that have to be stored ”properly, he explained.

The governor’s goal is “to have the best vaccination program in the US”, since in his opinion the management of the pandemic in New York is a “model for the country”, and ultimately to be “the first state free of COVID-19 ”.

On the other hand, Cuomo joined the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, in calling for an investigation in Congress on the “politicization of government functions” of the Trump administration “that have hindered the national response” to the pandemic.

Regarding the evolution, Cuomo reported that 1.02% of the test results obtained yesterday were positive, which translates into 955 new cases to a cumulative total of 452,847 since the start of the pandemic in March.

For their part, two people have died in the last 24 hours, up to a total of 25,439, according to official data.

About 7 million cases of COVID-19 are registered throughout the United States and more than 200,000 people have died.

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