COVID-19 Vax Facts: Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines are Here, Yet Warp Speed Shortfalls Confuse States, Continued Politicization & Reaction Watch

COVID-19 Vax Facts Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines are Here, Yet Warp Speed Shortfalls Confuse States, Continued Politicization & Reaction Watch

Per NPR, 7.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are ready for distribution. This includes those from the new EUA for Moderna’s product, after Pfizer’s prior EUA. Warp Speed’s chief operating officer, Army General Gustave Perna told reporters on December 19 that Moderna’s vaccine doses should arrive a sites across the nation on Monday the 21st.  "Just as we did last week with Pfizer, we are prepared," Perna opined, “noting that Moderna had already moved its vaccine to distribution centers and that shipments would begin rolling out as early as Sunday.” In commenting on complaints from many states that their Pfizer allocations have been reduced up to 40%, Perna, “said there had been a miscommunication,” as “fewer doses were releasable than originally thought.” The general said, "When we had to decide what was going to eventually be shipped out, I had to lower the allocations to meet the releasable doses that were presented to me." 

The General Takes the Heat

Regarding Moderna specifically, The Guardian chimed in on December 20. They note that shipments of the vaccine started that date and that inoculations were expected to take place Monday, three days after the EUA. ...

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