New York Times: The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?
New York Times: The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?. “For now, Operation Warp Speed, created by the Trump administration to spearhead development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, is focused on getting vaccines through clinical trials in record time and manufacturing them quickly. The next job will be to monitor the safety of vaccines once they’re in widespread use. But the administration last year quietly disbanded the office with the expertise for exactly this job, merging it into an office focused on infectious diseases. Its elimination has left that long-term safety effort for coronavirus vaccines fragmented among federal agencies, with no central leadership, experts say.”