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AstraZeneca Releases Blueprints for Virus Vaccine Trial Amid Safety Scrutiny

The New York Times – “Polls are finding Americans increasingly wary of accepting a virus vaccine. And scientists inside and outside the government are worried that regulators, pressured by President Trump for results before Election Day on Nov. 3, might release an unproven or unsafe vaccine. “The release of these protocols seems to reflect some public pressure to do so,” said Natalie Dean, a biostatistician and expert in clinical trial design for vaccines at the University of Florida. “This is an unprecedented situation, and public confidence is such a huge part of the success of this endeavor.” Pfizer and Moderna revealed details of their vaccine trials on Thursday…[h/t Pete Weiss]

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