Few people realize that the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19—which the FDA has finally declared "highly effective," and which is now being distributed to Americans—has actually been available for nearly a year.
But the government wouldn't let you take it.
They wouldn't even let volunteers take it to test its effectiveness, because we have RULES. And nothing is more important to a bureaucrat than the RULES.
Missing here is the obvious counterpoint—How many lives did the FDA sacrifice to disease in the meantime?
Everyone who has died since June at least has their blood on the hands of the FDA bureaucracy.
So why was this vaccine delayed for a full year? Because the FDA prohibited rapid "challenge trials"—where volunteers take the vaccine and then expose themselves to the virus in a lab, rather than waiting agonizing months to see how many catch the virus "in the wild."
Challenge trials would have proven the vaccine's effectiveness in a matter of weeks. But the FDA considered the risk to trial volunteers too high.
But 300,000 deaths are OK, because they were not volunteers. OK then.