FDA publishes vaccine guidelines opposed by White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has released its updated safety standards for developers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House blocked their formal release.

The move Tuesday is the latest example of the tug-of-war between Trump officials and government scientists over the review and timeline for upcoming vaccines. Specifically, the FDA guidelines make clear that companies must provide at least two months of safety data from participants before seeking emergency approval from the agency.

That requirement would almost certainly preclude the introduction of a vaccine by Election Day on Nov. 3.

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