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2020-11-25

This is an article from the British Medical Journal dated 21st October.

"The ongoing phase III trials for covid-19 vaccines are some of the most consequential randomised trials ever done. In September, following months of campaigning for greater openness, four manufacturers made their full study protocols publicly available. The publications create a rare opportunity for “real time transparency” in which the conduct of clinical trials is opened to public scrutiny while the studies are still under way"

The fact that they feel that this new transparency is so significant I find very revealing - were previous vaccine trials not transparent?

"We may not like what we read, but with real time sharing of full protocols comes an unprecedented space for translating critique into action to improve trial design mid-stream. And there is much to critique"

No surprise here - it's the job of a medical journal to critique.

"none of the vaccine trials are designed to detect a significant reduction in hospital admissions, admission to intensive care, or death"

Maybe you should read the full article.

See also:

Will covid-19 vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us