Trump calls FDA a ‘big, old, slow turtle’ and instructs chief to β€˜get the damn vaccine out NOW’

Though a Food and Drug Administration panel already gave Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine the green light, President Trump called the agency a β€œbig, old, slow turtle” of a bureaucracy, and accused its director of dawdling on the jab.

The FDA’s vaccine advisory panel voted 17-4 on Thursday to authorize pharma firm Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on people aged 16 and over. The FDA usually follows the advice of its panels, and will likely issue the emergency authorization on Saturday, according to a number of media reports.Β

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