Posted September 21, 2019 07:15:50The fight is on.
On Friday, US orthopedic doctors at the University of Cincinnati will have to fight to have the federal government’s newest vaccine approved, amid a backlash by some who worry it is too risky for patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rejected the vaccine as unsafe and unaffordable, while opponents have accused the agency of being slow to approve the vaccine and of failing to fully vet the vaccine’s safety.
The new vaccine has been in development since December 2017, with preliminary results showing it works as well as older versions of the vaccine.
But now, the battle for approval in the US is on, with many doctors and patient groups voicing concerns over the risks of the new vaccine and its safety.
There are also concerns over how the vaccine works.
A small number of patients have died from complications caused by the vaccine, including an increase in the number of brain tumors and a spike in the risk of severe complications from infection and bleeding.
The US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) says the new version of the pandemic vaccine should be used only as a last resort, with a 90 percent efficacy rate.
The new vaccine is not currently approved for use in people with certain neurological conditions.
But it is unclear how many of the 3,000 or so people with severe neurological conditions who are on the vaccine trial are actually getting the vaccine or whether they are not receiving the vaccine at all.
The federal government has also been slow to confirm that the vaccine is safe and effective, with officials saying in December 2017 that they did not know if the vaccine was safe.
The NIH, which has funded the vaccine effort, has been working to speed up the vaccine approval process and has issued a guidance to ensure that vaccines are tested and evaluated thoroughly before being approved.
The guidance, issued in March 2018, includes a requirement for the NIH to submit data on safety and efficacy for each new vaccine as well the risk assessment.HHS officials have not said how they plan to meet this deadline.
In January, US Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat who represents Riverside County, California, told CNN that the administration’s failure to ensure safety was causing the country to lose a great doctor, not just an innovator.
Harris said that the new administration’s approach to vaccine development is “not in keeping with the values that I stand for, and what I believe is the best way to protect Americans.”