The U.K. defended its health regulator after Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease specialist, suggested it rushed to clear the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE . People should be really confident that this vaccine is safe. If it wasn’t safe, it wouldn’t be deployed,” he said. The MHRA became the first regulator in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, stealing a march even on the the U.S. and Germany, where the two companies are based. […] The U.K. “kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined it in the last mile,” Fauci said in an interview with CBS News, according to a transcript. […] Listen to Dr June Raine, CEO of the regulator, explain what this means Find out more: https://t.co/8y4rXsDCqS pic.twitter.com/vJiHuffHad — Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) December 3, 2020 “A rolling review can be used to complete the assessment of a promising medicine or a vaccine in a situation where time is of the essence, in the shortest time possible,” Raine said in a clip tweeted late on Thursday by the Department for Health and Social Care.
Click here to read the full article