(RepublicanNews.org) – Reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) look bleak in the short-term as the country heads into the heart of winter. Americans remain frustrated in the wake of the resulting lockdowns and economic collapse. However, it appears the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 nightmare could be right around the corner.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos he expects the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization request for its coronavirus vaccine in a matter of days. Moderna’s vaccine might see approval as early as December 17.
“I believe we could see FDA authorization within days, but it’s going to go according to FDA’s gold standard processes,” HHS Sec. Alex Azar tells @GStephanopoulos on COVID-19 vaccine, adding that he expects “more general vaccination" in February and March. https://t.co/pmr7MFOURq pic.twitter.com/ieacIoKzH6
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 6, 2020
The CDC recommends health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities receive the initial vaccinations. The distribution will increase over time, Azar said, adding that there should be enough for every American who wants one by the second quarter of next year.
With more than 14 million infections and a quarter of a million reported deaths, the Trump administration is committed to getting the vaccines out as soon as possible. In the meantime, the White House Coronavirus Taskforce and CDC recommend Americans continue taking necessary precautions against catching and spreading the virus.
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