ROMA – “The early approval by EMA, the European Medicines Agency, of the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine is certainly a big step forward. Precisely for this reason, however, it is urgent to adequately inform the population, given the rapid and partial experimentation. I asked the European Union for sure answers on the future of our society and on the life of European citizens, because it is undeniable that today there are difficulties and health risks that we do not know about ”. This was stated by Lega MEP Luisa Regimenti, medical examiner and head of health for the party in Lazio, speaking during the plenary session at the European Parliament.
“The EMA would be ready to grant authorization for Pfizer vaccine as early as December 23 and start vaccinations immediately after Christmas” Regimenti specified, underlining that “The news makes us breathe a sigh of relief, but we need to reassure citizens about the safety conditions of the vaccine. In Great Britain, for example, allergic reactions have been found and similar news also comes from the United States, with two health workers in Alaska who have developed a severe allergic reaction to the drug ”.
“The director of the EMA, Emer Cooke – continued the Northern League exponent – admitted that the effects and risks of the vaccine on pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and children are not known. Despite the manufacturers’ declarations, it is clear that an incomplete trial has been carried out and we would not like to be faced with unexpected events once the vaccine has been inoculated. Therefore, for an optimal and voluntary vaccination coverage, we wish to be able to express an informed consent, matured with accurate, transparent and consistent information. We remember that the lives of citizens and the socio-economic future of our society are at stake ”concluded Regimenti.