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Trump's aggressive stance on virus treatments raises concerns about putting politics ahead of safety

August 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

As President Donald Trump races to reassure Americans that good news is on the way before the November election, there are concerns that efforts to fast-track coronavirus therapeutics and a vaccine are putting politics before health and safety.

(CNN)As President Donald Trump races to reassure Americans that good news is on the way before the November election, there are concerns that efforts to fast-track coronavirus therapeutics and a vaccine are putting politics before health and safety.

But the White House's convention eve announcement about the Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma is again prompting questions from medical experts about the safety and efficacy of any solutions Trump pushes.

"And frankly, in terms of quality, if you look at what we're doing and what we're coming up with, drug companies are coming out with vaccines that are I've seen some results already -- it's going to be very, very soon -- in stage three trials," Trump told a crowd of Republican delegates as he kicked off his convention in Charlotte on Monday.

At his Sunday news conference announcing the convalescent plasma news, Trump said he believed "political reasons" had slowed down FDA's approval of the therapeutic treatment, but that he "broke the logjam" last week.

The day before, Trump had alleged, without evidence, that a "deep state" within the FDA was deliberately delaying coronavirus vaccine trials, pressuring Dr. Stephen Hahn, the man he had picked to head the agency.

A prominent vaccine expert told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Sunday that the White House may have bullied the FDA into giving emergency use authorization to using blood plasma.

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