A vaccine for COVID-19 is being developed by multiple companies to address the pandemic affecting millions of people around the world.
Donald Trump Is Worried Joe Biden Will Get Credit For The Vaccine. “The president had said he envisioned large, public, mask-free events—particularly when the weather grew warmer in, what he anticipated to be, a second term—and rallies to celebrate the successes of Operation Warp Speed, the public-private partnership to develop a vaccine. When distribution began, Trump had wanted to be directly involved in the vaccine’s promotion, gaming out a video campaign about the safety and success of his operation.” [Daily Beast]
Pfizer Claims It’s Vaccine Is 95% Effective. “Pfizer Inc. said a final analysis of clinical-trial data showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 95% effective, paving the way for the company to apply for the first U.S. regulatory authorization for a coronavirus shot within days.” [Bloomberg]
Pfizer Has Requested Emergency Authorization For Its Vaccine. “Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 candidate vaccine. The companies intend to submit the request Friday.” [USA Today]
Dolly Parton’s Role
The Guardian: “It’s truly the greatest gift of all: a $1m donation by Dolly Parton to coronavirus vaccine research supported the development of the Moderna vaccine, which shows 95% protection from the virus.”