Help us fight for full transparency. Action Alert!
The FDA has released updated guidelines for the emergency approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. The narrative around these guidelines seems to be that the FDA is adding extra precautions to ensure that any COVID vaccine has been proven safe and effective. To us, this is simply not the case. We must ensure that there is full transparency on the data used to determine the safety and effectiveness of any COVID vaccine, and that Americans are allowed to look at the facts and decide for themselves whether to get a COVID vaccine.
Much has been made of a new guideline by the FDA calling for participants in late-stage trials to be tracked for a median of two months. But adverse events from vaccines can appear long after a two-month period.
Let’s be clear. Even supposedly souped-up guidelines for emergency approval of a vaccine fall short of what is typically required of vaccines for FDA approval. And, as we’ve reported previously, “typical” FDA approval has given us dangerous vaccines that have injured many people.
Any emergency approval of a COVID vaccine will require a risk-benefit calculation between the value to society of having a COVID vaccine earlier and missing potential dangerous side effects. This is why it is crucial to have full transparency.
The agency states in its updated guidelines that it plans to convene an open session of its advisory committee to review safety and efficacy before any emergency approval is given for a COVID vaccine.
This is a start but, but we must also demand that the public is given full transparency of raw data from phase 1 to 3 clinical trials to allow independent assessment. The risk/benefit analysis of a COVID vaccine approved under emergency conditions should not be left solely to the FDA; we should all be given the opportunity to assess the data ourselves and come to our own conclusions based on the facts.
The refrain in the media is that things can’t go back to normal until there’s a vaccine. The story that’s not being told, and is in fact being aggressively blocked by the federal government, is that natural medicines can help prevent or treat COVID-19. Until we address this unlevel playing field, the healthcare landscape cannot meaningfully change in this country.
Action Alert! Write to Congress and tell them we need full transparency on any COVID vaccine approval. Please send your message immediately. By sending this message, you will also be supporting our petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.