A federal judge says coronavirus vaccine could be cheaper than other drugs
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a federal judge’s ruling that a coronaviruses vaccine could not be cheaper to use than other medications.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said in its ruling that the government failed to show the cost-benefit analysis was reasonable.
The appeals court said the vaccine had a “high-risk of failure” and could be harmful to patients, but did not find that it was unreasonable to require it to be made available to the public in large numbers.
The 9th Court, which is mostly conservative, also rejected the government’s request for a stay in the lawsuit.
The court said there is no evidence that the vaccine could cause any harm to anyone.
It also said that it did not consider that the court would have to approve the vaccine in order to make sure it is safe for people to use.
The judge said that the administration of the vaccine to the general public would be a “major public health victory.”
The court is also in the midst of a court battle with the Trump administration over the health care law, which the Trump Administration says will save billions of dollars by eliminating expensive coverage gaps for people with pre-existing conditions.