5 August 2020

• A national coalition of nearly 400 public health experts who are concerned about mounting political pressure to approve a vaccine sent a letter to US FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, asking the agency to use its vaccine advisory panel for reviewing trial data, for public vaccine deliberations and a “transparent and rigorous F.D.A. approval process that is devoid of political considerations.” Source
• J & J announces a more than $1 billion agreement with BARDA and the US Department of Defense for one million doses of its experimental coronavirus vaccine, pending US FDA approval or EUA. The vaccine is currently in phase I/II clinical trials. Source

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