MSNBC 20 Nov 2020

Why It Could Take Months For Pfizer Vaccine To Be Widely Available After FDA Emergency Authorization


Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden joined MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle to discuss Pfizer's new announcement that it was seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA. Dr. Frieden stressed that while this was great news, it could be 'many months' before the vaccine was widely distributed and people needed to be stay vigilant. Aired on 11/20/2020.

As we await final results from the U.S. election, David Wilkins, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada says it could take a while, as this is the country's closest election in recent history.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has outlined how the usual development and approval phase for a vaccine has been accelerated in the coronavirus crisis.

He was speaking at a Downing Street news conference, where he was joined by Professor Wei Shen Lim from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who spoke about the possible priority list for who will be given the vaccine first.
Pfizer and partner BioNTech said Wednesday the company will apply for FDA emergency authorization "within days," following the promising final analysis of the Phase 3 trial.
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