President Donald Trump signaled that he could overrule any tightening of U.S. rules for the emergency clearance of a coronavirus vaccine, a move that could increase concerns that the race to find a Covid-19 shot is being politicized ahead of the presidential election.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to soon issue final guidelines for an emergency-use authorization. Regulators and drugmakers have in recent weeks vowed to adhere to science, not politics, in deciding when a vaccine is ready to reach the market.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Trump said it “sounds like a political move”
So the FDA setting safety standards is a political move, but Trump ignoring the standards so that he can claim a vaccine is ready before Election Day isn't a political move.
George Orwell: "uh huh."
Once again, the health and safety of Americans take a back seat to Trump's personal interests.