First Air Shipments of Coronavirus Vaccine Approved, To be Delivered Next Week
President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that the first shipments of a federally-approved coronavirus vaccine will be issued next week.
“The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” Trump said. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.“
Earnest mass distribution of a coronavirus vaccine will be provided to frontline workers and healthcare professionals at risk of contracting the disease. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday that it’s assembled a vaccine transport operation to ensure approved vaccines are distributed in an expedited manner. Vaccines will have to be transported in dry ice, a logistical complication that FAA authorities are currently working to manage.
Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna have touted clinically-tested coronavirus vaccines that are effective in 90% and 94.5% of cases respectively. Food and Drug Administration officials are expected to grant emergency approval for the use of Pfizer’s vaccine by December 10th, although it appears approval and use of a vaccine could commence earlier.
Operation Warp Speed, a federal scientific project to develop, test, and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, may come to fruition with the mass-scale use of a coronavirus vaccine. The project will aim to distribute more than 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the US population.
The President touted the speedy manner in which the US government has prepared and will distribute a vaccine, predicting the press would try to give credit to Joe Biden for a scientific project completed in President Trump’s administration.
“Joe Biden failed with the swine flu, H1N1, totally failed with the swine flu,” Trump said. “Don’t let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they’ve ever been pushed before and we got that approved and through and nobody’s ever seen anything like it.”