Election Day Covid-19 vaccine looks unlikely as FDA rolls out stricter guidelines in the face of declining public confidence

US Food and Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration has released more stringent safety guidelines for Covid-19 vaccines, overriding White House resistance and making it all but impossible that an approved jab will be available by Election Day.

The agency released tighter standards for emergency coronavirus vaccine approval on Tuesday, almost certainly spoiling President Donald Trump’s plan to have the jab rolled out for the public before Americans head to the polls on November 3. The White House had complained the new guidelines would unacceptably delay the much-anticipated vaccine and attempted to prevent their release for two weeks.

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