Monday, May 27, 2024

Trump alleges FDA held back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine news to influence elections

US President Donald Trump on Monday alleges that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pfizer withheld COVID-19 vaccine announcement before elections to prevent him from getting a “vaccine win”

Trump from his official Twitter handle wrote, “The US Food and Drug Administration and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a vaccine WIN prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later- AS I’ve said all along.”

His tweet came after when pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that its vaccine, as per preliminary estimates, has been found 90% effective in preventing coronavirus.

Trump alleges, “If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives!”

He also accused FDA and said they should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes but for saving lives!

President-elect Joe Biden on the other hand congratulated the scientists who developed the vaccine and said the announcement gives them hope, but “it is also important to understand that the end of the battle against COVID-19 is still months away”

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