The United States of America’s regulators are said to meet to assess and debate Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine as the country hits its highest-ever daily COVID-19 death tolls.
The nation-state shared by 35 countries and many provinces was said to have recorded more than 3,000 in a day as the number of global infections raced towards 70 million with more than 1.5 million deaths.
As reported by AFP, it is, however, not confirmed when the US Food and Drug Administration will issue the emergency authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but Health Secretary Alex Azar indicated that officials have early next week in mind.
Top US government scientists, however, reportedly said that people with a known history of severe allergic reactions would be asked not to take the Pfizer vaccine, following a similar warning in Britain. The United States, which is recorded the worst-hit nation in the world, has more than 15 million known infections and close to 290,000 deaths.
US Army General Gus Perna, who is overseeing logistics nationwide, said he had given the order Wednesday to begin distributing syringes, needles, alcohol wipes and dilutants required for the Pfizer vaccine, a process expected to be completed by Friday. The next vaccines to receive approval might be those made by Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca, most likely in that order. Read also: Nigeria To Receive COVID-19 Vaccines From January 2021 – Okonjo Iweala
The US hopes to vaccinate 20 million people this December, with long term care facility residents and health care workers at the front of the line. The goal is to reach 100 million by the end of February and the whole population by June.Photos Credit: Getty