There is one niggle I’m having about the new coronavirus vaccines being given emergency approval for use in the immunization of the human population: it’s all happening way too fast.
By December 2020, no mRNA drug had yet been licensed for use in humans, however, both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech were close to securing emergency use authorization for their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines, which had been funded directly and indirectly respectively, by Operation Warp Speed.
On 2 December 2020, seven days after its final eight-week trial, the UK’s MHRA, became the first global medicines regulator in history to approve an mRNA vaccine, granting “emergency authorization” for BioNTech/Pfizer’s BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine for “widespread use”. MHRA CEO June Raine said “no corners have been cut in approving it”, and that, “the benefits outweigh any risk”Wikipedia
All this may be true, but the (warp) speed by which these vaccines were developed is frightening. In fact, it has only been nine months since the WHO declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. A lot of money has been thrown at prevention of this virus, after the public were made aware that there was a new ‘silent killer’ in our midst.