Image: Emeritus Professor Peter Drahos (RegNet)

Image: Emeritus Professor Peter Drahos (RegNet)

Don't let safety fall by the wayside in the rush to find a vaccine - Emeritus Professor Peter Drahos writes for The Canberra Times

6th September 2020

Emeritus Professor Peter Drahos argues that if political leaders want to produce a COVID-19 vaccine quickly, they should share vaccine knowledge because “vaccine nationalism” will only have adverse effects.

He also warns that in the COVID-19 vaccine race, governments should not forget to focus on safety and effectiveness and that incomplete interpretations of data among regulators could lead to serious mistakes. As a result setting up an independent COVID-19 vaccine review process that runs in parallel with the work of pharmaceutical regulators is critical.

Read the full article here.

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