Murthy up to now has advocated a science-based strategy to the pandemic and infrequently cautioned towards politics and politicians dictating pandemic response. His current tweets had been on the Trump administration’s haste in coping with vaccine approval.
In September, Murthy had criticised Trump’s statements on overruling the FDA steering on vaccine approval. Murthy had tweeted that for the White House to say it could overrule FDA steering on vaccine requirements is inappropriate and solely additional erodes public belief.
“People want vaccine approval determined by scientists not politicians. There is 1 path to a safe, effective #COVID19 vaccine: let scientists do their job.”
In August he had additionally raised questions on speeding for an emergency approval for Covid vaccine within the United States. “The highest priorities in vaccine development are safety and efficacy. Period. Speed is important but secondary. No amount of political pressure should ever compel the FDA to compromise these standards. To do so would mean lasting damage to public faith in vaccines,” Murthy had tweeted.