Studies Conducted by AstraZeneca on Its COVID Vaccine Are Questioned

When one is questioned, all are questioned.

Vaccine hesitancy is real. People are always looking for information to confirm their worst fears, so when this story broke yesterday, it not only threw this particular vaccine into question, but all vaccines and their trials.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that people group events into buckets of information. People will question the previous FDA approvals. Perhaps the FDA missed something when they approved the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines? However this issue is resolved, negative stories about a vaccine have impacts beyond this one vaccine. 

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.