Coronavirus vaccine developers told members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday that they plan to substantially increase vaccine deliveries in the coming weeks.
So far, the only two executives from Pfizer and Moderna that have received emergency vaccine authorization from the US government said they will be able to provide more than 130 million more doses of vaccine by the end of March.
The two companies stated that they no longer face shortages of raw materials and have largely resolved manufacturing challenges that have limited initial production and caused bottlenecks because demand far exceeds supply.
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The Rep said: “Some companies today have not yet reached the number of doses they promised to provide initially when they testified in this subcommittee in July. Diana DeGetteDiana Louise DeGette House Democrats criticized Texas for its “deficiencies in preparations” during the winter storm. Democrats argued that Trump would again incite violence. (D-Colo.), Chairman of the House Energy and Commercial Supervision and Investigation Subcommittee.
DeGette added: “Even in the case of ongoing clinical trials, many companies received substantial investment from the federal government last year to build their production capacity.”
According to the Government Accountability Office Last month report, The Trump administration’s “Operation on the Longitudinal” has allocated approximately $13 billion for vaccine development and production, including funds for improving existing capabilities.
John Young, Pfizer’s chief commercial officer, told lawmakers that the company has shipped about 40 million doses so far.
But Young said the company is expected to provide a total of 120 million doses of the drug by the end of March and another 80 million doses by the end of May.
He said: “Due to the urgent need to vaccinate more people, we have increased the production of doses.” He pointed out that the company has made a lot of investment in domestic production bases.
This investment is necessary because the company needs to increase its delivery volume from approximately 4 million per week in early February to 5 million per week, and will increase to over 13 million per week by mid-March.
Johnson & Johnson has not yet received emergency authorization for its vaccines. The company said it plans to provide enough vaccine doses to more than 20 million Americans by the end of March.
This vaccine is different from Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines and only requires one injection. Therefore, 20 million doses of vaccine will be fully vaccinated for as many people as possible.
Richard Nettles, vice president of US medical affairs for Johnson & Johnson’s Johnson & Johnson Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Division, said that if authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company will immediately prepare to ship 4 million doses. .
The FDA advisory committee will meet on Friday to consider the company’s application, and emergency authorization may come soon.
Johnson & Johnson’s goals are more optimistic than Biden administration officials have previously admitted.Earlier this month, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff ZientsJeff Zients’ Morning Paper-Biden (CODID-19): Next year Americans will better enjoy overnight health care: A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, Double cover-up works | House Democrats propose a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 relief plan | Industry groups support the Democrats’ Obamacare reform Hill’s morning report-submitted by TikTok-due to the Republican Party’s thick smoke against Trump lawyer Smoked flavor, enter Dems on the first day. The United States said that when the United States initially approved the use, it was expected to receive only “a few million” doses of Johnson & Johnson.
At the same time, the Biden government is also increasing its allocations to states.
White House Press Secretary Jen PsakiJen Psaki Tandan’s path to confirmation seems increasingly untenable. It said on Tuesday that states will now receive 14.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per week, an increase of about 1 million doses per week.
Psaki said Zienz announced the news in a phone call with the governor on Tuesday morning.
Nevertheless, delivering vaccines is not the same as managing vaccines. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 65 million doses have been administered, while 82 million doses have been delivered.