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Health officials work to calm fears on COVID-19 vaccines

Added 11-29-20 05:22:02pm EST - “The U.S. government is on pace to approve two COVID-19 vaccines by Christmas, prompting officials to double down on safety promises and highlight eye-popping data from Pfizer and Moderna as they try to overcome lingering skepticism…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Health officials work to calm fears on COVID-19 vaccines”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The U.S. government is on pace to approve two COVID-19 vaccines by Christmas, prompting officials to double down on safety promises and highlight eye-popping data from Pfizer and Moderna as they try to overcome lingering skepticism and get those shots into actual arms.

Polling taken before the election showed a skittish American public, with large shares saying they wouldn’t want to take a vaccine approved before Election Day.

But the Food and Drug Administration demanded extra safety data, stretching the process beyond the campaign season, and companies leading the race for a vaccine reported their shots were 95% effective in late-stage trials, suggesting a big payoff for recipients and society at large.

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