A COVID-19 vaccine may be available to Americans by the end of this year as part of the United States government’s Operation Warp Speed.
Army Gen. Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, spoke Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the implications of Pfizer’s plans to file for emergency use authorization for its vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration, which would allow distribution in the coming weeks if approved.
“So we have about 40 million doses of vaccine, give or take exactly when the EUA comes out. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to execute fair and equitable distribution based on the population of the jurisdictions — jurisdictions identified as the 50 states, eight territories and six metropolitan cities,” Perna said.
“So coupled with working with the states and the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], we’ve developed a very extensive plan