“The pharmaceutical companies are not the only ones pushing back. Senior regulators at the Food and Drug Administration have been discussing making their own joint public statement about the need to rely on proven science, according to two senior administration officials, a move that would breach their usual reticence as civil servants.” NYT: Pharma Companies Plan Joint Pledge on Vaccine Safety. “The statement is meant to reassure the public that the companies will not seek a premature approval of vaccines under pressure from the Trump administration.” (The makers of Lysol had to tell you not to ingest their product, North Carolina had to urge you not to vote twice, vaccine makers need to convince you that they won’t be swayed to cut corners by the administration. The beat goes on. And on, and on.)