As COVID Vaccine Receives FDA Approval, Remember Nearly 1/3 of FDA Approved Drugs Had Safety Problems


Democrats and their media puppets have been browbeating Americans to get vaccinated for months, and those efforts are ramping up further after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received Food and Drug Administration approval this week.

The FDA’s announcement on Monday paves the way for more businesses, schools and other institutions to impose vaccine mandates and require people show vaccine passports before being admitted to office buildings, classrooms, restaurants and stores.

As if on cue, hours after the FDA clearance went public, the Pentagon announced it would force all members of the military to get jabbed.

“Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved, the department is prepared to issue updated guidance, requiring all service members to be vaccinated,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said.

On Twitter, the hashtag #NoMoreExcuses trended for hours on Monday and Tuesday, with vaccine advocates badgering skeptics to get injected immediately, claiming they have “no more excuses” now that the Pfizer vaccine has FDA approval.

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Despite the online hectoring, many Americans remain skeptical of the coronavirus vaccines because the drugs received FDA approval less than a year after being rolled out.

Many cite the frighteningly speedy timeline of events as cause for concern when it comes to an experimental drug:

  • March 2020: COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.
  • December 2020: First vaccine was rolled out.
  • August 2021: Pfizer vaccine gets FDA approval.

There’s widespread anxiety that eight months simply is not enough time to evaluate the long-term impact of a drug, especially one that was produced in less than a year.

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Over the decades, there have been numerous FDA-approved drugs that later turned out to be unhealthy or deadly.

In 2017, left-wing cable network CNN warned FDA approval does not mean a drug is safe over the long haul.

“Patients might think the US Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval means that a product is the last word on safety, but about a third of the drugs the FDA approved between 2001 and 2010 were involved in some kind of safety event after reaching the market,” CNN reported at the time.

CNN cited a 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association where “the authors found that in that time, 222 novel therapeutics were approved, and there were 123 post-market safety events involving 71 products that required FDA action.

“Manufacturers needed to add 61 boxed warnings, also commonly called a black box warning, to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks,” the report added.

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“In 59 cases, some kind of communication had to warn users about a product’s safety. Three therapeutics were withdrawn from the market.”

CNN also pointed out that “on average, it takes about 12 years to get a drug from the research phase to patient.”

Naturally, the network raised doubts about the safety of FDA-approved drugs to undermine then-President Donald Trump‘s efforts to speed up the drug approval process.

Fast-forward four years, and CNN is a gleeful cheerleader for the fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccines, now that Democrat Joe Biden is president.

There are other studies suggesting drugs that receive accelerated FDA approval “have a higher likelihood of unanticipated safety problems once they are in widespread use.”

Democrats and their media minions have repeatedly attacked vaccine skeptics as uneducated, right-wing conspiracy theorists.

In reality, many Americans of every political persuasion have legitimate concerns about a fast-tracked drug that has not withstood long-term scrutiny.

When you throw in the jaw-dropping profit motive for Big Pharma and the partisan political motives underpinning the coronavirus fearmongering, it’s no wonder many Americans remain suspicious.

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