Premature Release of Vaccine Could Be a ‘Dangerous Experiment,’ NNU Warns

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Reprinted from Common Dreams by 

Following news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked states to prepare for potential distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, medical experts and advocacy organizations are warning that politics should not be made a priority over public health.

“As anxious as the country is for health security and protection against Covid-19, we cannot subject people to greater risk to score political points for a president who has, for months, demonstrated his abandonment of public health and safety in the face of this terrible pandemic,” Bonnie Castillo, a registered nurse and executive director of National Nurses United (NNU), said in a statement Thursday.

Public health experts have raised alarm over the possibility that President Donald Trump will try to use a prematurely approved vaccine as an “October surprise” to boost his reelection chances. …

Common Dreams 9/3

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