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Social media posts wrongly claim vaccination can happen only during lockdowns

PolitiFact, April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

Social media posts wrongly claim vaccination can happen only during lockdowns

The emergency approval has “nothing” to do with lockdowns, said Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine. Instead, emergency use authorizations are temporary licenses granted while manufacturers collect more data and apply for full licenses, Noymer said. The FDA can grant them if the health and human services secretary has declared that a public health emergency justifies it.