NYTimes: Federal regulators might resolve inside a couple of weeks whether or not to permit Moderna, the Massachusetts biotech firm that developed one of many two federally approved Covid-19 vaccines, to extend the variety of doses in its vials — which might speed up the nation’s vaccination fee.
Moderna is hoping to boost the variety of doses in its vials to as many as 15 from the present 10 doses, a possible 50 % improve. The proposal displays the truth that the corporate has been ramping up manufacturing of its vaccine to the purpose the place the ultimate manufacturing stage, when it’s bottled, capped and labeled, has emerged as a roadblock to increasing its distribution.
The FDA will resolve in a couple of weeks???! That’s not fast, daring, and decisive motion.
1000’s of individuals have already died over a couple of weeks delay–a number of instances. It’s true that there are tradeoffs however the FDA has no particular information or capability to navigate these tradeoffs. Let Moderna make the choice in session with vaccinators on the entrance strains.