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Are Covid-19 vaccines untested and deadly?

The WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) is a procedure for assessing unlicensed vaccines, therapeutics and in vitro diagnostics during public health emergencies with the ultimate goal of expediting the availability of these products to people who need them. The assessment weighs the threat posed by the emergency as well as the benefit that would accrue from the use of the product against any potential risks.

WHO has listed the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, two AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea), the Serum Institute of India and vaccine Ad26.COV2.S developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) for emergency use.

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