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I am delighted to see such a proactive response, by medical practitioners who care, to the hasty FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccines.
It is becoming clearer to me that we are in a period of social development when we are being invited to ensure that all our solutions address root cause and avoid symptomatic relief.
I am now curious to know what the approval process for this vaccine is in the UK. I am concerned that secretive and rapid approvals are for political and commercial expediency with significant social risk.
Dear Editor, Emergency use authorisation was perhaps a 'necessary and urgent' business against the challenge of Covid-19 with its numerical dimensions of morbidity and mortality and the rapidity of the course of events. There stands a difference between 'no inputs ' and 'no inputs received on a specific communication sent. ' Statutory bodies have their powers which are best exercised with 'discretion', and Covid pandemic exemplifies one situation where authoritative stamp matters ; short cuts can be viewed differently. Where vaccine hesitancy is still a raging feature of the pandemic, related products for large scale usage best pass 'certified through all formal stages ' that would appear in the interest of manufacturer as well, being for global usage. . Prof Murar E Yeolekar, Mumbai.
No competing interests
21 August 2021
Murar E Yeolekar
Fmr Prof & Head of Internal Medicine, KJSMC <MMC