The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are accelerating the approval process for experimental drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday.
Kudlow made his remarks during an interview with Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney.
“Both the CDC and the FDA have expedited their approvals for experimental drugs and the application of drugs,” he said. “I think that’s very important. It’s the sort of deregulatory measure that will allow great American science and biotechnology to run as fast as it can to get engaged in this thing as much as needed.”
Kudlow added: “I just want to put that out. The seriousness of it and the unprecedented action. We’re very proud of this.”
He said health experts believe risks are low in the U.S., but regulators want to make certain a coronavirus treatment is found as soon as possible.
“We believe, and our top career health experts believe, that the risks here – the health risks and so forth – are on the low side,” he said. “We continue to hold that point of view.”
Meanwhile, Israeli researchers are hoping they can turn a vaccine for poultry into one for humans to fight the coronavirus.
The possibility of a vaccine aimed at fighting the current coronavirus outbreak is described as a byproduct of the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute’s development of the poultry vaccine.
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