Amid growing concerns that the Trump administration is moving to bypass normal and crucial safety protocols in a rush to approve a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the November election, the CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. is insisting that the American public can trust the for-profit drug industry to police itself when it comes to developing a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine.


“The revolving door between the drug industry and the Trump administration has been spinning so fast that it’s hard to see where the interests of one end and the other begins,” Eli Zupnick, spokesperson for Accountable Pharma, said in a statement. “The public needs to be able to trust that decisions for the vaccine development process are being based on science and public health, and drug company self-policing simply isn’t good enough.”