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Efthimios Parasidis


Professor Efthimios Parasidis quoted in S&P Global article concerning FDA meeting to discuss COVID-19 vaccine

August 21, 2020 | Media News

Professor Efthimios Parasidis, who holds a joint appointment with the College of Public Health at Ohio State, was recently interviewed by S&P Global for a story titled, “October COVID-19 vaccine meeting may lend transparency but timing is curious.”

“It would be reckless for the FDA to allow a vaccine to be authorized for use without first obtaining robust data on safety and effectiveness,” Parasidis said. He added that the timing of the Oct. 22 FDA meeting “is suspicious” given President Trump’s pressure to find a vaccine by Election Day.