When the FDA approves a covid vaccine, I will consider one, however so far they have not done so. According to the scientific site linked below, current c vid vaccines are “EXPERIMENTAL (emphasis added) EUA treatments,” which means they are not yet proven, nor approved by the FDA. EUA stands for Emergency Use Authorization.
This is well known among scientists. Here I am citing two clinical researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research who established a 200-person COVID-19 Clinical Trial Unit (CCTU) at the Feinstein Institutes to conduct controlled clinical trials to study the safety and efficacy of experimental COVID-19 therapies.
In an article on their website, the two researchers point out that “The EUA means it is “reasonable to believe” that the drug ‘MAY BE EFFECTIVE' (emphasis added). This ‘may be effective’ standard is a MUCH LOWER LEVEL OF EVIDENCE (emphasis added) compared to the “effectiveness” standard the FDA uses for product approvals. . .
The scientists continue "The (EUA) status can be revoked at any time, and such products have to be subjected to rigorous RCTs before receiving long-term FDA approval. What needs to be done now is to sort through the existing treatment options to determine which ones really work."
In other words, we do not yet know if they work. For your well-being and the well-being of those who have received the experimental vaccine, I truly hope it does work.
melaniem? HI Melanie, I followed your link and read this: As of January 2021, the FDA has approved 2 COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in the United States. At a .science link I found this about the Emergency Use Authorization: “The EUA means it is “reasonable to believe” that the drug ‘MAY BE EFFECTIVE." None of the available ones have been approved by the FDA.