In developing the COVID vaccines, was the process rushed and were corners cut? Is that why they’re not fully approved yet by the FDA?
I know that everyone thinks that these vaccines were rushed, but they really weren’t.
First, the technology that led to the development of the vaccines isn’t new. Scientists have been doing research on RNA molecules (with the potential for it to be used in a vaccine) for 30 years. The techniques are very common in the science world—Elmhurst students have done this kind of work as a part of their classes for years.
The part of the process that went faster was in the beginning, when significant time was saved in getting the virus genetically sequenced and then sharing the information with researchers. It