“Frankly, I’m not going to trust the federal government’s opinion,” Mr. Cuomo said at the time.
It would not, he said, stall or add an additional layer of politics to the process.
“It will not cause delays,” Mr. Newsom said.
About two-thirds of Californians surveyed in a recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California said they were concerned about the development of a vaccine moving too quickly.
California’s health secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, added that the review would not involve continuing or duplicating any vaccine trials.
Rather, the panel will look at data and other information, “a lot of which is publicly reported, through the eyes of experts,” he said.
The review will allow the states to plan for a complex distribution process in detail and with equity in mind. »