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Schumer Statement On Reports Of FDA Facing Political Pressure To Approve COVID-19 Vaccine

Brooklyn, NY – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement warning about reports of political pressure from the Trump administration on the FDA influencing decisions on a COVID-19 vaccine:

“Too much of the evidence points to the Trump administration pressuring the FDA to approve a vaccine by Election Day to boost the President’s re-election campaign. This raises serious safety concerns about politics, not science and public health, driving the decision making process. All Americans want a safe and effective vaccine as soon as possible, but if these important life and death decisions appear political, it will only undermine Americans’ confidence in a vaccine and prolong the pandemic.”