Dr. Stephen Hahn to Zeoli: COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Will Be By Science Not Political Pressure

FDA Commissioner Joins The Zeoli Show

The Rich Zeoli Show
September 24, 2020 - 10:52 am
Dr. Stephen Hahn

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Commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Stephen Hahn, joined The Rich Zeoli Show, to discuss the safety measures they’re taking to produce a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine that will not be susceptible to any form of political pressure.

“Our scientists are going to make this decision within the FDA. I want to assure folks, when our scientists look at the science and data, they’re the experts. This is going to be there call to assess that and we will make the absolute best decision for the American people.”

Hahn continued, “Our evolving conversations with manufacturers is not a political discussion, it’s one based on what we believe what we need to see to make the right decision for a vaccine.”

Dr. Hahn emphasized to Zeoli this is all about the protection of the American people as their top priority.

“I’m going to be in line, I’m going to encourage my family to be in line. I don’t think any of us would do anything that would put our families at risk. This is all about the safety and protection of the American people. That’s where I am singularly focused.”

Hahn also gave excellent news in the development of antibody tests for patients who contracted COVID-19.

“Now we have a very simple and rapid test [that] allows us the country to assess whether you’ve had antibodies to COVID-19. And we want to encourage as many developers as possible to develop these tests because it’ll be another tool that we can use to assess where people are in this pandemic.”

Listen to the full interview below: