New York Times reported on the 4th, British and American officials on how to defeat the United States to first approve vaccine authorization debate, this debate involves regulatory standards and politics. Williamson, the education secretary, said triumphantly that the UK won the race because the countrys regulators were better. We obviously have the best health care regulator, much better than the French, much better than the Belgians, and much better than the Americans. In an interview with BBC London on March 3, he not only praised the government departments, but also upgraded this boast to the whole country. Britain is the first country to authorize the use of this vaccine because we are much better than each of them, arent we?
The European Medicines Agency, which is responsible for approving the EU vaccine, issued a rare strong statement saying that the UK put speed above winning public trust. In fact, the United Kingdom is still under the umbrella of EU regulation in drug and vaccine approval, the New York Times said. Peter Marx, director of FDAs Center for evaluation and research of biological products, also joined the debate on the 4th, saying that the reason why the United Kingdom beat the United States in approving the vaccine was that the US regulatory authorities were more cautious.
To the medias surprise, fudge, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases, who usually dislikes open conflict, has been outspoken in criticizing Britain. Britain is not careful enough, he said in an interview with Fox News on the 3rd. People dont want to get vaccinated if youre too eager for success and just do superficial work. In contrast, the U.S. FDA has a set of gold regulatory standards. Later, in the CBS program, fouch again criticized the UK for rushing to approve the vaccine, which was like taking a shortcut in a marathon race and joining in the last mile of the stage.
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According to Reuters, Fudges statement was strongly reported by major British TV news channels. The head of the drug and health products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), Mr Ryan, immediately refuted that the approval process was neither short cut nor sloppy. The Times reported that the British government will fight back global accusations that it is irresponsible to approve the new crown vaccine quickly, in case public confidence in vaccination is damaged. British health officials denounced fouch and others as sour grapes. The MHRA issued a statement on the 5th, insisting that the UKs approval of the vaccine met all safety standards.
After the conflict, fouch held out the olive branch. The New York Times reported that fudge appeared on the BBC program later on the 3rd. He looked a little depressed and said he apologized for it. We do things differently, thats it - not better, not worse, just different. Fudge said the politicization of the epidemic in the United States has led regulators to act more cautiously than in the UK to avoid losing public support. The independent newspaper reported that Johnson was later forced to withdraw his Cabinet Secretarys statement. On the 5th, his spokesman welcomed fouchs change of attitude.
Debate threatens confidence in vaccines
According to the New York Times, this round of debate between Britain and Europe and the United States is caused by vaccine nationalism. Whether the UK rushed to approve the vaccine or whether the US was wasting valuable time has divided scientists and attracted politicians, the paper said. In the face of criticism from the US and EU regulators, some British MPs accused the EU of being pretentious. But scientists warn that the debate over which country has a better regulatory system could undermine public confidence in vaccines.
The novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic is a global emergency, not a national affair. The financial times commented that the approval of Pfizer / biontech vaccine is a moving symbol of science transcending national boundaries: the vaccine was developed in Germany by descendants of Turkish immigrants, tested in Germany, the United States, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina, produced in Belgium, and first approved in the UK. Vaccine nationalism novel coronavirus pneumonia is not a place in the new crown pneumonia epidemic or other global public health problems, Jeremy Fall, a British government science adviser, told New York Times. Science is the exit strategy for this terrible epidemic, and science is global.
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Criminal gangs are eyeing the vaccine
Vaccines offer hope for an end to the epidemic, but brutal months are still ahead. According to the Washington Post, this is a split screen moment: advances in vaccines mean that people can now talk about what they want to do after the outbreak is over. But at the same time, the number of new coronavirus infections set a new record, indicating that the control of the epidemic is still a daunting task.
On the 4 day novel coronavirus pneumonia was diagnosed in the world over 65 million 110 thousand and the death toll exceeded 1 million 500 thousand. Novel coronavirus pneumonia, which is a weekly average, is equivalent to one person dying every 9 seconds because of the new crown pneumonia, the South China Morning Post said. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of new confirmed cases in the United States on the same day set another one-day record, reaching 217000 cases and 2900 new deaths. US President-elect Biden told CNN on the 3rd that he will require Americans to wear masks for 100 days after taking office. CNN said this shows that Bidens response to the epidemic will be very different from that of trump. Fudge confirmed on the 4th that he accepted Bidens invitation on the spot to serve as Bidens chief medical advisor and become a member of his anti epidemic team.
Here comes the vaccine, but does everyone want it? Qatari al Jazeera television reported that with the spread of online rumors, such as vaccination will be injected into microchips, the government is now facing a problem of how to persuade skeptical people. Biden said on the 3rd that he would be vaccinated publicly to show the world its safety. British health minister Hancock also said he would be vaccinated live on television. Vaccines bring hope to the world, but they also face threats. Interpol issued a global orange circular to its 194 members on Wednesday night, warning that criminal gangs call the new crown vaccine liquid gold and that criminal organizations are trying to infiltrate or disrupt the supply chain as countries prepare to launch vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported on the 4th. The paper said the orange notification was a warning of a serious and urgent threat to public security. Source: www.globegroup.com Author: Sun Wei Chen Xin editor: Wang Xiaowu_ NF
Here comes the vaccine, but does everyone want it? Qatari al Jazeera television reported that with the spread of online rumors, such as vaccination will be injected into microchips, the government is now facing a problem of how to persuade skeptical people. Biden said on the 3rd that he would be vaccinated publicly to show the world its safety. British health minister Hancock also said he would be vaccinated live on television.
Vaccines bring hope to the world, but they also face threats. Interpol issued a global orange circular to its 194 members on Wednesday night, warning that criminal gangs call the new crown vaccine liquid gold and that criminal organizations are trying to infiltrate or disrupt the supply chain as countries prepare to launch vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported on the 4th. The paper said the orange notification was a warning of a serious and urgent threat to public security.