How Michigan expert’s ‘No’ vote on Pfizer vaccine helped change the approval process
The FDA advisory committee that recommended the Pfizer vaccine largely agreed it was safe and effective. One of those No votes came from Dr. A. Oveta Fuller, a virologist and viral pathogen researcher at the University of Michigan. Ad“I was aware that there were not that many people of color, not very many African Americans and I remember thinking surely this is so fascinating. And so, with some help of others we founded a chapter of the National Technical Association, which is a stem across the organization of African Americans. This brings us back to her yes vote for the emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines and the no vote to Pfizer.
University of Michigan professor explains why she voted to endorse Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The FDA advisory panel voted on Friday to recommend the emergency use authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, she voted “No” on the Pfizer vaccine, but voted in favor of the Moderna. I spoke to her moments after the unanimous vote supporting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different than Pfizer and Moderna, which are both mRNA vaccines. And we can do this.”READ: Record COVID-19 vaccine shipment expected in Michigan next week
Why a University of Michigan professor voted ‘No’ on Pfizer’s COVID vaccine
One of those No votes came from Dr. A Oveta Fuller, a virologist and viral pathogen researcher at the University of Michigan. “Because we are in a COVID pandemic and because so many lives are affected and because the public needs to understand so they know what to do,” Dr. Fuller said. Dr. Fuller said more data would help her be certain that she has done her due diligence. I engage the community about them,” Dr. Fuller said. Dr. Fuller, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at University of Michigan Medical School will also be a member of the FDA advisory panel for the Moderna vaccine, Thursday, December 17th.
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The FDA advisory committee that recommended the Pfizer vaccine largely agreed it was safe and effective. Due to limited quantities of and high demand for a COVID-19 vaccine, states are planning to administer the vaccinations in multiple phases, prioritizing individuals who are at greater risk. The Michigan Bureau of Employment Relations, Wage and Hour Division announced that the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase is not expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018 does not allow scheduled minimum wage increases when the state’s annual unemployment rate for the preceding calendar year is above 8.5 percent. The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee pushed Pfizer for more safety considerations that go beyond the clinical trial.