COVID-19 vaccine makers freed from punishment for side effects
Pharmaceutical companies producing COVID-19 vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna will not be held liable in the event of serious side effects in volunteers who have tested the developed drugs. This was announced by the CNBC channel with reference to experts.
According to him, the US authorities released such companies from punishment when side effects appear. “It's very rare to pass universal immunity laws,” said Dallas-based labor and employment lawyer Rogge Dunn.
At the same time, Americans cannot file a complaint against the US Food and Drug Administration. In addition, they will not be able to file a complaint against an employer in connection with the mandatory requirement of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to work.
However, the US Congress has created a special fund to cover the costs associated with harm to the health of citizens due to vaccinations. At the same time, it is indicated that it is difficult to use funds.
Earlier in the United States, a strong allergic reaction was recorded to the BioNTech / Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. An Alaska health worker developed an allergy ten minutes after the drug was administered. At the same time, the girl's anamnesis did not report a tendency to allergies.
There are currently several COVID-19 vaccines in the world. So, in Russia two vaccines are registered: “Sputnik V” and “EpiVacCorona”. On December 5, Moscow started vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V. Pfizer / BioNTech has registered a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, and another Moderna vaccine is on the way. Also, the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced the beginning of clinical trials for a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.