White House Clears Stricter FDA Safety Standards For COVID-19 Vaccine Testing After Efforts To Block Guidance
AP: FDA publishes vaccine guidelines opposed by White House
“The Food and Drug Administration released updated safety standards Tuesday for makers of COVID-19 vaccines despite efforts by the White House to block them, clearing the way for requirements that are widely expected to prevent the introduction of a vaccine before Election Day…” (Perrone/Miller, 10/6).
New York Times: In Reversal, White House Approves Stricter Guidelines for Vaccine Makers
“…The move, which was cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, appeared to be an abrupt reversal a day after The New York Times reported that White House officials, including Mark Meadows, the chief of staff, were blocking the guidelines. Top FDA officials were caught by surprise when they learned midafternoon that the new guidelines had been cleared…” (Zimmer/Weiland, 10/6).