According to their own website (which can be searched here), prior to the AstraZeneca vaccine receiving Provisional Approval on 9 Oct 2020 and since the introduction of this pathway for medications was established, it appears the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has only ever granted approval under this provision to Cancer Treatments (body, blood or lymph). Check it yourself if you don’t believe me.
A cynical person might think that they’ve highjacked an approval process that weighs the risks of incomplete testing, against the inevitable outcome of terminal patients. Because the Covid vaccines are not designed to be used on patients suffering from Covid (that would be too late), it appears they are using the same risk assessment principle on products designed to be injected into healthy people.
Making the situation worse is that the Provisional Approval pathway was bastardised to cater to the vaccines, which saw two of the five criteria removed for expediency.
All of this would be a very bad look, even if the vaccines were only voluntary, and the recipients (notice I didn’t say patients) were fully informed of this half-arsed process. However, rationalise it away as they might, the vaccine is now becoming effectively mandatory for a good portion of the population.
- A process that that was clearly designed for quick approval for terminal illness drugs
- An abridged process which was further abridged specifically for the vaccines
- Those ‘Provisionally’ approved drugs being giving to healthy individuals in a widespread manner
- Large segments of those healthy individuals are receiving the vaccine under varying degree of coercion.
Somebody give me a reason why this is being allowed to happen…please!
Did you know:
“Canadian (1998–2013) and US (2001–10) experience with expedited approval processes showed that fast-tracked drugs were twice as likely to be subsequently withdrawn from the market or to receive major safety warnings compared to drugs approved by standard processes.”