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Vaccine now, don’t wait.

President Trump should order the FDA, CDC etc to begin administering any vaccines in production one month after Phase 3 trials begin to anyone who wishes to receive them. It would be breaking the rules, but I hope that Trump would consider ordering the CDC/FDA etc to allow the vaccines that are currently in Phase 3 trials to be administered prior to the completion of the trial, but after the first month when (IF) the trials shows they are safe during the first month.  e.g. one month after the first phase of the 3rd trial, let people who want it, get it since they’ve already ordered tons of doses and they are manufacturing them now.  There is really no downside since it would’ve been safely administered in phase 1, 2, and 3.  I am sure there would be pushback from the bureaucracies, but it would be a smart thing to do even if it doesn’t fit the CDC/FDA etc. rules which were written for non-pandemic times.  I am sure plenty of people would use such a move to attempt to hurt him for the election, but if the science said it was safe, it would make the political objections obvious.  Most importantly it would help everyone if it was effective.