Vaccines aren’t political… until they aren’t. The CDC and the White House seem to be getting in front of the science rather than following it. Maybe the science isn’t going where they want it to go?
A former senior FDA leader told Endpoints that they’re departing because they’re frustrated that CDC and their ACIP committee are involved in decisions that they think should be up to the FDA. The former FDAer also said he’s heard they’re upset with CBER director Peter Marks for not insisting that those decisions should be kept inside FDA. What finally did it for them was the White House getting ahead of FDA on booster shots.
FDA’s former acting chief scientist Luciana Borio added on Twitter, “FDA is losing two giants who helped bring us many safe and effective vaccines over decades of public service.”BREAKING: In a major blow to vaccine efforts, senior FDA leaders stepping down – Endpoints News (endpts.com)