Quotes from the news wire:
You let the the first people who volunteer to get these vaccines be older adults, and then middle aged adults, and then we work our way down the age ladder, somebody may ask,' Gee, why don't you do them simultaneously ?' Well, there's not that bandwidth. You just can't do too many trials simultaneously.
The American public should understand that there is a risk, but it's an exceedingly rare risk, by basically putting a scarlet letter on this vaccine, by scaring people about this vaccine, by not really trusting them to understand the concept of relative risk, we may have done more harm than good, and there are people now who won't get a vaccine because this is the vaccine they would have gotten.
It is a little worrisome that you see a lesser neutralizing antibody response, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are unprotected, the goal of this vaccine is to keep you out of the hospital and to keep you out of the morgue. If you get a symptomatic infection or mildly symptomatic infection that is not a burden to the healthcare system.
There are going to be people who either aren't getting this vaccine or aren't getting their second doses of vaccine, which then puts them at risk in a situation where we have a virus which is rapidly spreading in the country, there's going to be another probably roughly 100,000 people that die over the next couple of months, and among those people could be those who are not getting this vaccine because of quote-unquote' an abundance of caution.'.
The thing about anaphylaxis is although it is frightening to watch, it's easily identified, it's quickly identified, and it's easily treated with epinephrine, i don't see how taking this off the market is a conservative thing to do or exercising an abundance of caution. I think all it does is put people at risk unnecessarily.
The one thing you can't truncate or coalesce or overlap is the Phase 3 trial, the proof is in the pudding. The Phase 3 trial's the pudding and now you're going to test hopefully 10, 15, 20,000 people that will get this vaccine, 15,000 people that will get placebo and you'll see to what extent this is really safe and you'll see to what extent it's effective.
He will live in a vegetative state probably for five years until he dies from something else. Basically, we snuffed out potentially a 75-year-old perfectly normal life because of a false concern that vaccines would do harm, or in their misguided notion that somehow religion teaches us anything other than we should care for our children.