The chief doctor in charge of the pandemic in the US. Has stated that he is empathetic with governors. They have stated that after US authorities give approval. Then they will seek an independent assessment of vaccines. He, however, stressed that they appear to misunderstand the process of approval. The US Foods and Drug Agency responsible for approval of any vaccine. Already does an independent assessment. There is no political interference in the approval process whatsoever he adds. The approval process is independently assessed by scientists, doctors and relevant medical authorities. He says he understands that the governors only seek to look after the welfare of their citizens.
However, it is redundant to seek another independent assessment. He obviously does not seek to go over the heads of governors on this issue. Especially when there is no unified guidance from Washington as yet.