The partners Biontech and Pfizer have applied for emergency approval for their corona vaccine in the USA. Delivery should start within 24 hours of approval.
- The partners Biontech and Pfizer * have an emergency permit of theirs on Friday Corona vaccine * in the United States requested.
- The delivery of millions of vaccine doses supposed to within 24 hours of admission begin.
- US immunologist Anthony Fauci referred to the Corona vaccines * as “cavalry” in the fight against the pandemic *.
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Update from November 21, 9:05 a.m .: Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek has the security of the new potential Corona vaccines stressed. “The vaccine will meet the same safety standards as everyone else,” said Karliczek New Osnabrück newspaper. “That also means that the authorities will continue to provide close support after approval and take a look at the security and effectiveness of the vaccine – that is exactly how it usually works. ”She added:“ So nobody needs to worry. ”Karliczek emphasized:“ The vaccination remains absolute voluntary. “
Corona vaccine: Biontech and Pfizer have applied for emergency approval
Update from November 20, 9:55 p.m.: Biontech and Pfizer had already announced it, now the two companies have the emergency approval for their Corona vaccine Actually filed with the US FDA. Pfizer confirmed this on Twitter on Friday. If the active ingredient is approved, people at particular risk could enter the United States be vaccinated as early as mid to late December.
“Applying for an emergency license in the US is a critical step in getting our vaccine candidate as soon as possible world population to make available, ”explained Biontech co-founder Ugur Sahin. Pfizer boss Albert Bourla spoke in an Internet video of a “historic day for science and all of us”.
We are submitting our first request for an #EUA in the US for vaccine candidate # BNT162b2 against # covid19. We look forward to continuously providing data to various regulatory authorities as part of our rolling review process – including the @EMA_News. https://t.co/Lk7MTlwE5R pic.twitter.com/OjZ2IxiU3a
– BioNTech SE (@BioNTech_Group) November 20, 2020
Corona vaccine: Olaf Scholz calls for global solidarity
Update from November 20, 4:50 p.m .: Finance minister Olaf Scholz has the leading Economic nations invited to join the international Corona vaccination initiative Covax to take part. “Germany and Europe have already pledged considerable financial resources,” said the Vice Chancellor after consulting the G20-Finance Minister on Friday. Germany be the second largest donor. But: “It is necessary that all G20 countries participate”, declared Scholz.
So far, according to the Ministry of Finance around 4.3 billion euros for the development and global fair distribution from Corona vaccines provided. The latest news on this gave hope, said Scholz. Now be a global alliance necessary to ensure equitable and fair access to vaccines.
Corona vaccine: USA plans delivery within 24 hours of approval
First report from November 20th: Munich / Washington – In the past few days, several companies have reported great success in developing theirs Corona vaccine. Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on Thursday evening that a vaccine could be approved in Europe as early as December or “very quickly after the turn of the year”. The Mainz company Biontech * and their US partner Pfizer want the on Friday state emergency permit in the United States for her Corona vaccine request.
“We’ll be shipping millions of vaccine doses within 24 hours of FDA approval. So my message is: Hope and help are on the way, “said US Secretary of Health Alex Azar at a briefing by Coronavirus *-Task force of the White House on Thursday. The government hopes that if the decision is positive Millions of doses of the vaccine could be available before the end of the year.
Azar also reported that the American vaccine developer was expected Moderna will also soon ask permission for his vaccine. He praised the work of the scientists. “In the past two weeks we have unprecedented historical news seen about vaccines, “said the US Secretary of Health. Most recently in the United States more than 2200 Corona deaths in just one day.
Corona vaccine: “Operation Warp Speed” is intended to ensure rapid distribution
“The goal is to make this vaccine as convenient for people to distribute as the flu vaccine,” said Azar. One comprehensive distribution plan, which is based on a public-private partnership, is already in place. Army general Gustave Perna, Boss of this so-called “Operation Warp Speed”, assured that it no delivery bottlenecks will give. “We can ship the vaccine doses anywhere a US state wants to give them. You can go to one central location or 10,000 different locations, ”he said. Around 100 million vaccine containers are already ready.
Once Emergency Use Authorization comes, “24 hours later, vaccines will be distributed to the American people and be ready for administration.” pic.twitter.com/3m2gSSJduh
– The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 19, 2020
Coronavirus: US immunologist Fauci describes vaccine as “cavalry” in the fight against the pandemic
The renowned US immunologist Anthony Fauci also commented on the at the briefing Corona vaccines *. “The speed of the process has not compromised security in any way,” he affirmed. Fauci thereby rejected concerns that the development of the Corona vaccines to the detriment of tolerability and effectiveness should have been accelerated. The data of the studies on the vaccines are from independent experts judged who owed no one, not even the government.
Fauci called on the American people to accept the “simple” activities to prevent Corona infections * continue to be followed. You should wear masks, keep your distance and avoid crowds. The effective ones Corona vaccines * he referred to as the “cavalry” fighting to contain the pandemic. “When you’re fighting in a battle and the cavalry is out, you don’t stop shooting. You keep going until the cavalry arrives – and then you might want to keep fighting, ”said Fauci. (ph) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network
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