20 Million Americans Could Be Vaccinated for COVID in December

20 Million Americans Could Be Vaccinated for COVID in December

Twenty million Americans could receive a vaccine for the novel coronavirus in the month of December, according to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, co-lead of Operation Warp Speed, the public-private partnership aiming to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine as quickly as possible.

At a White House media briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump and other officials gave an update on the mission to get a vaccine out to those who most need it most, and also on when such vaccinations could be more widely available.

Pfizer is hoping to receive emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine, which is reportedly more than 90 percent effective, in a matter of weeks, which could effectively bring about the beginning of the end of the nation’s health crisis.

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Slaoui said the company Moderna — which is working with the National Institutes of Health, according to Politico — could also announce in the coming days the efficacy of its

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