(Natural News) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not plan to seek expert advice before deciding whether or not to amend the emergency use authorization if gave Pfizer-BioNTech for its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to include adolescents aged 12 to 15.
“As Pfizer has announced, the FDA has received the company’s request to amend its emergency use authorization in order to expand the age range for its COVID-19 vaccine to include individuals 12-15 years of age,” a spokesperson for the FDA told the Epoch Times via email.
“Based on an initial evaluation of the information submitted, at this time, the agency does not plan to hold a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on this request to amend the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which was discussed and recommended for authorization at a VRBPAC meeting in December 2020.”
The VRBPAC provides the FDA with recommendations and advice on scientific and regulatory issues, including the evaluation of data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines that are intended for use in the prevention, treatment or diagnosis of human diseases. The committee is composed of independent experts from the medical and scientific community.
However, the committee’s role is purely advisory in nature. The FDA often accepts the VRBPAC’s recommendations, but it has the option of not implementing the advice….
In other words, they have no intention of even going through the motions of regulating anything. By refusing to look, they can throw up their hands and plead ignorance. This is a very common technique in medicine in general.