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The number of doses to be delivered to sundry facilities patronized by medics and elderly consumer-patients varies day to day, 20M-100M, according to tabloid reporting on Biden "czar" or Azar pressers.

Moderna becomes second company to request emergency FDA authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, said it expects that the FDA's advisory committee will discuss mRNA-1273 on Dec. 17, a week after it meets to discuss Pfizer's vaccine, and authorization is expected to come a few days after each meeting.
FAA confirms first 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium as US preps for distribution, 30 Nov
Pfizer has two plants making its COVID-19 vaccine, one in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and one in Puurs, Belgium.
CDC-convened committee votes to add nursing home residents to first phase of COVID-19 vaccine access, 1 Dec
Those in the so-called Phase 1a group would be followed by essential workers in Phase 1b, then adults with high-risk medical conditions and people 65 and older in Phase 1c. Other populations at lower risk of serious illness from COVID-19 would come later next year.
Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to take coronavirus vaccine live on air to promote jab as 42% say they WON'T take it
by Cat on Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 at 05:44:55 PM EST
by Cat on Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 at 08:55:17 PM EST
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"Warp speed" = "desperately stumbling to the finish line" is for 'losers'. Other countries who have successfully eliminated the virus are in no hurry to mass vaccinate. They're thinking of targeted ring vaccinations first and letting the mediocrities be the guinea pigs.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 at 10:49:19 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Dec 4th, 2020 at 02:56:07 PM EST
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Fauci: U.K. `really rushed through that approval' of Pfizer vaccine
Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, criticized the British government's decision to greenlight a coronavirus vaccine as overly hasty on Thursday -- contending that the country's approval process relied too heavily on drugmaker data and lacked sufficient scrutiny.

The remarks from Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, came after the United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the vaccine candidate from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and and its German partner BioNTech, becoming the first Western nation to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine.

But in an interview on "The Takeout" podcast with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett, Fauci argued that the U.K. "kind of ran around the corner of the marathon and joined it in the last mile." He added: "They really rushed through that approval."

But hey, let's not forget the bragging rights.

by Bernard on Sun Dec 6th, 2020 at 12:33:56 PM EST
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A repentant Fauci states the British are good

... just one of those things where I sat down in front of the TV with a British TV station. And the first thing they said was, 'ahh we beat you guys. We beat the Americans to the punch.' And I kind of reacted back at him, when I think I probably should not have done."

"The Brits are good," he added. "They know what they're doing. I mean, they're -- they're really pros. So that was just not really what I meant."

by Oui on Sun Dec 6th, 2020 at 06:10:11 PM EST
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