With race for a vaccine running against the rising infection rates across the country accelerating….
A President looking for good news to grease his leaving office….
A chance to dominate the vaccine market….
Pfizer is going for the gold….
Moderna is sure to ask for the same quick ok since their vaccine is close to the same product as Pfizer’s
Hopefully this is a good thing and works out with no hidden problem’s as the vaccine’s come out to the public…
Only after the agency has given the green light will a first, limited group of high-risk people be able to access the shots. Government officials anticipate having enough vaccine to inoculate about 20 million people with the two-dose regimen in the U.S. in December, between Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine and a second shot likely to be considered for emergency authorization soon, from biotechnology company Moderna. The United States will receive about half of the 50 million doses Pfizer is aiming to produce by the end of the year….
Virus Update 11/20/2020….
The pandemic had been raging for months when the United States reported 100,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time on Nov. 4.
It was a stunning number that showed a virus spreading out of control.
Less than three weeks later, the country is edging closer to reporting 200,000 newly detected infections every day — at the very moment that cold weather is driving people indoors in many parts of the country and the holiday season beckons people to gather together.
More than 187,000 cases were announced nationwide on Thursday, another single-day record, and daily tallies have been rising in 47 states, according to a New York Times database.
In discussing the current spread on CNN on Friday, Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, said, “This is faster, it is broader and, what worries me, is it could be longer.”
In California alone, officials reported more than 13,000 cases, a single-day record, prompting the state to announce a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew for all but essential workers.
Even if the current seven-day national average of about 166,000 daily cases were to hold until the end of the year, nearly seven million more people would contract the virus. That is roughly equivalent to about 2 percent of the U.S. populations.
The potential consequences — in a nation where 250,000 people with the coronavirus have already died — are devastating….
The above update has no mention of what the outgoing American President could or should be doing to help his fellow countrymen, women of children against the reach of the virus….
As it has been form the jump?
We are on our own….