CDC Announces 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations; Trump Admin Strikes Deal for More Pfizer Vaccines | Beaufort County Now | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that 1 million people in the United States have received their first vaccination against COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Announces 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations; Trump Admin Strikes Deal for More Pfizer Vaccines

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Eric Quintanar.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that 1 million people in the United States have received their first vaccination against COVID-19, a threshold hit a little more than a week after Pfizer started distributing millions vaccines across the U.S.

    The CDC referred to the vaccination threshold as an "early but important milestone" toward ending the pandemic, according to a statement shared by Director Dr. Robert Redfield. With cases surging, said the CDC, the milestone "comes at a critical time."

    According to NBC News, the total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered is likely larger than the CDC's estimation, on account that the data only includes Pfizer vaccinations — not Moderna vaccinations — and also "likely lag by several days."

    Dr. Moncef Slaoui, a top doctor for Operation Warp Speed, also said the actual vaccination process was going slower than expected, and as such, the federal government's goal of administering 20 million doses before next year was "unlikely," reports NBC News.

    Approximately 9.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and Moderna vaccine have been distributed in the U.S., the CDC said Wednesday morning, according to Reuters.

    Amidst the vaccination process, the Trump administration has secured additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the mRNA medical breakthrough that became the first COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration on an emergency basis.

    "Securing more doses from Pfizer and BioNTech for delivery in the second quarter of 2021 further expands our supply of doses across the Operation Warp Speed portfolio," said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in a statement on Wednesday morning. "This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate every American who wants it by June 2021."

    Under the new agreement, Pfizer will provide an additional 70 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021, and another 30 million doses on top of that by the end of July 2021. This puts the U.S. government's total Pfizer vaccine order at 200 million vaccines — enough for 100 million people — to be delivered in around the next 7 months, according to The Washington Post.

    "With these 100 million additional doses, the United States will be able to protect more individuals and hopefully end this devastating pandemic more quickly," said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. "We look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. government and healthcare providers around the country."

    According to The New York Times, the U.S. government's latest contract with Pfizer means that the Trump administration has secured enough vaccines for slightly more than 75% of the roughly 260 million Americans who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights potential political damage linked to Biden administration border policy.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the city of Evanston, Illinois for records about its controversial, taxpayer-funded ďreparationsĒ program
Casey Mulligan explains at National Review Online why some left-wing health care ideas would have serious negative consequences.
Everybody in America has had an opinion about the censorship of Big Tech, crossing all political boundaries.

HbAD1

The Biden administrationís decision to call for a pause to the Johnson & Johnsonís COVID-19 vaccine has caused confidence in the vaccine to plummet, according to a new poll.
State treasurer says charges to state employees health insurance should be transparent.
Former N.C. Governor Pat McCrory threw his hat in the ring on Wednesday to represent North Carolina in the United States Senate.
Fauci tries to shame them. Dr. Fauci....how many marines have died from C-19?
Come with us as we gaze into the Looking Glass for answers that most ignore or simply can't see.
A story that wonít receive as much media attention as one involving a male Republican governor, the female Democratic governor of New Mexicoís 2018 campaign recently reached a settlement with a former male aide who accused her of sexual misconduct.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top