Note: When I was a young woman, I remember my Dad telling me he never, ever bought a car in its first model year, no matter how snazzy or how much he wanted that shiny new GM. He said it took time to work out the kinks.
Many Americans are worried that a brand new, rushed and liability free COVID vaccine might not be safe. It's natural to worry. It's smart to worry. People who have never, ever questioned vaccines are perking up. ON THEIR OWN. We are not a club seeking fresh members. Enable us? Such nonsense. Dr. Hotez also blames the way the vaccines are being "communicated." In other words, they need a better AD CAMPAIGN. Better "optics" to use today's parlance.
'Operation Warp Speed' is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry
The federal government's "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine program, with its emphasis on quick production and testing of experimental coronavirus vaccines, is fueling fears already stirred up by vaccine skeptics, two experts said Friday.
The approach itself is not unreasonable, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. But the way it's being communicated is scaring people, he told CNN.
"The way the message is coming out of Operation Warp Speed creates a lot of chaos and confusion. And it is enabling the anti-vaccine movement," Hotez said.A White House coronavirus task force source told CNN earlier this week that the Trump Administration's Warp Speed program had chosen five companies mostly likely to produce a Covid-19 vaccine -- whittled down from 14 last month when "Operation Warp Speed" was launched.