IN SHORT: Pharma companies have finally banded together to ask the FDA to better regulate any new drug approvals including a possible new COVID vaccine. Why? Six in 10 Americans worry political pressure from the administration will lead the FDA to rush vaccine approval before confirming it’s safe and effective, the Kaiser Family Foundation has found. And only about 4 in 10 would get the vaccine, even if it were free if the FDA approved it before the election.

Fewer consumers trust either government or corporations to “do the right thing”