As expected, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. The move clears the path for widespread vaccine mandates and comes as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to pose health risks and threatens the nation’s economic recovery.
Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla announced that the pharmaceutical company will supply the United States with 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses sooner than expected. It will make deliveries to the U.S. and the European Union before the end of the second quarter.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared to imply that Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine announcement was planned in time for Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election. Cruz provided no evidence for his claim, merely using his Twitter presence to highlight a similar tweet from Steve Guest, the GOP‘s Rapid Response Director.
Pfizer confirmed it did not work with the Trump administration to develop its coronavirus vaccine, which the company announced is 90 percent effective.
That did not stop Vice President Mike Pence from taking credit for the news, saying that the vaccine was the result of “the public-private partnership forged by” President Donald Trump as part of Operation WarpSpeed.
Tuesday night’s debate was one of Donald Trump’s last chances to help his flailing campaign for the White House. By all objective measures, the debate went horribly for the president. The first post-debate poll, released by CNBC/Change Research, showed Trump down by 13% nationally.
"For you to thrive here, but move your technical address simply to avoid paying taxes, is neither fair, nor is it good for the country."