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Physicians and nurses in a Medscape poll indicated how likely they were to order or use treatments or vaccines approved for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One question in the poll, first posted on September 2, asked readers whether they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the FDA were to issue an emergency use authorization (EUA) for one before phase 3 trials were complete and the vaccine became available to them.
Seventeen percent of physicians said yes; 63% said no; and 20% said they were unsure. Younger physicians were more likely to say they would not get a vaccine under such circumstances (68% of those younger than 55 years said no vs 61% of those aged 55 years and older.)
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the FDA is expected