I’ve been reading various stories and posts that seem to want to cast a shadow of doubt on the recent FDA approval of Comirnaty, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, for ages 16 years and older. The underlying suspicions all seem to suggest that the currently existing Pfizer vaccine administered under the emergency use authorization is somehow inferior or dangerous, and very different from what was approved.
These claims are misinformed at best, and downright lies at worst. Either way, they are all wrong. I highly encourage my readers to stay informed and read what otherwise reliable and widely reputable sources are saying. The FDA Q&A on the approval may be helpful for those willing to read it.
If the FDA approval was really “not” an approval, then virtually every major health information and medical center in the U.S. is collaborating in some sort of mass deception, which, if you believe, I suppose there is no convincing you otherwise.
If you believe that the FDA did not really approve the Pfizer COVID vaccine, then you believe the FDA itself is lying about what it did. Because they said they approved it.
If you believe that the FDA did not really approve the Pfizer COVID vaccine, then you believe that Pfizer is lying about what happened. Because they said it was approved.
If you believe that the FDA did not really approve the Pfizer COVID vaccine, then you believe every major news network in the US, including traditionally conservative news sites, has gotten the story wrong. This includes Fox News, Newsmax, National Review.
Top rated medical health systems in the U.S. all report that this is a true FDA approval. This includes the Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Association, Johns Hopkins, WebMD, and virtually every other major source of reliable health information.
Yes, the approval had certain nuances. But that is to be expected on the tails of a massive emergency use authorization which still covers the administration to certain age groups, along with a booster dose, which is not technically covered by the official FDA approval. But the medicine is the same. The formulation is the same. They are officially interchangeable. Getting vaccinated is still the best choice for most people.