The many abuses the pharmaceutical companies have done over the years is no exaggeration, that is a matter of documented fact. You're speaking about ideal-world best-case scenarios based on the law, but that's not how things have always gone in practice. Moreover, the "our technology has advanced" argument to connect speed with this belief of the indisputable safety of the COVID vaccine is flawed because the need for monitoring humans over a long period of time to see how a drug has affected them has been a critical part of drug development for the entirety of the time of modern medicine and up to the day before the first COVID vaccine went into the first recipient's arm, and it still is now. Proof of the industry understanding that is they themselves have been compiling and using the incoming data during the trials, so the need for that data hasn't changed at all, technology has not changed that and likely won't for a very long time. The only thing that's changed in this case is the acceleration of steps due to circumstance. I have had friends die after taking a COVID vaccine. One close friend was a healthy man in his mid-40s who didn't have COVID and no other issues, took the vax, dead 3 days later. Another lady in her mid-70s, only issue was a bad hip, never had COVID, dead a little over a week later, and another in her 70s had some heart trouble but never had COVID, dead about 10 days later. Does that and other reports of adverse side effects and deaths prove the vaccine is not safe overall? No, because every drug has this potential, but it does at least provide justification to be cautious given the quickness of release and the lack of safety data compiled over an extended period of time due to that quickness. The circumstance didn't eliminate risk, it simply changed its priority.