FDA Grants Full Approval of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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  1. Philip H
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    As an anecdotal observation – local coastal Mississippi media reports of this achievement have been met – online anyway – with extreme skepticism and overt silence from local and state political leaders. There’s still a lot of rampaging about how it was rushed, is still experimental, and thus not something you need to put into your bodies. A even as our state now leads the WORLD in new daily case confirmations. this on top of Trump again getting booed by his own supporters when he says people should take the shot.

    It must be so delightful for Republican politicians to see their 4 plus decade long war on science and intellectual expertise coming to such a fantastic head.Report

  2. Jaybird
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    I am hoping that this provides an “out” for a lot of people.

    Like, sure, they spent the last 3 months posting about how the shot gives you 5G and the important thing to do is eat organic raspberries because they boost your immune system… but they’ve seen no shortage of stories of wheezing people in hospitals saying “I feel like such a damn fool” before being intubated and now, hey, Pfizer has an approved shot!

    “That’s all I wanted!”, they can say. And they now have an out.

    I’m hoping that it’s a significant chunk.Report

    • Philip H in reply to Jaybird
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      Be prepared to be disappointed.Report

      • fillyjonk in reply to Philip H
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        yeah, my thought is ALL this will do is enable some businesses/schools (not in MY state, though, I guess) to enact vaccine mandates/programs of “either show your vaccination card or agree to weekly testing.” I have no hopes of this convincing a single one of the people who either couldn’t be arsed (because they’re “young and healthy” and think the risk is low) or are out and out anti vaxxers. I figure we’re just going to be living with COVID forever at this point, and we’ll all eventually contract it, vaccinated or not, and the only difference vaccination makes is you’re a lot less likely to die and POSSIBLY less likely to suffer cognitive decline.Report

        • Philip H in reply to fillyjonk
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          As a fed I have already had to attest to my vaccination status or begin weekly testing if I go to federal facilities. Thankfully my agency is still on maximum possible telework, though I am fully vaccinated.Report

    • Michael Cain in reply to Jaybird
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      More likely, I think, that a bunch of people get vaccinated now because mandates are going to be in effect. For example, the Texas Tribune reports that the San Antonio school district started moving yesterday to implement mandatory staff vaccinations. The article points out that Gov. Abbott’s ban on mandates is specific to EUA vaccines, and the case the school district has been involved in with the AG is also specific to EUA vaccines.Report

  3. Pinky
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    A friend has been looking at the vaccine like a new Windows product or a new car model: wait till they get the bugs out before you buy it. I don’t know if this will motivate him, or just time will.Report

  4. Mike Schilling
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    Fox is calling the timing suspicious because of course they are.

    Kilmeade: “All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the FDA is going to give full approval to the Pfizer vaccine … do you believe the timing is curious?

    https://twitter.com/LisPower1/status/1430151696009793546Report

  5. Brandon Berg
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    I’m not endorsing this, but I was surprised to see opposition to the approval from a senior editor at the BMJ. Citing the Israeli data without noting that it was heavily confounded by age isn’t a great look.Report

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