08.22.20

Murray Criticizes President Trump for Peddling Dangerous Conspiracy Theory, Presses FDA for Transparency on COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments

Murray: “The American public needs to have absolutely no doubt FDA is basing its decisions on science, not the President’s conspiracy theories.”

 

To ensure public confidence, Murray urges transparency and scientific rigor from FDA in review of treatments and vaccines for safety and efficacy

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet baselessly and falsely suggesting a conspiracy was slowing progress on COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.

 

“This is dangerous. The American public needs to have absolutely no doubt FDA is basing its decisions on science, not the President’s conspiracy theories. But instead of listening to the experts and encouraging them to do their job and follow the science, President Trump is attacking them. The President’s misinformation campaign makes it more important than ever that FDA engage in a transparent and rigorous process in its review of the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, including making public clinical data and information underlying any decision to approve or authorize a COVID-19 vaccine.”

 

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