(BREAKING WIDE) – The nightmare is almost over as the United Kingdom just made a big announcement on Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
The United Kingdom becomes the first country to approve Pfizer’s vaccine with the first vaccination set to happen in just days. Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out according to BBC
According to the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar “the British approval is just great news in the sense that for the American people. This should be very reassuring and independent regulatory authority in another country has found this vaccine to be safe and effective for use,” he said.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee voted Tuesday to recommend frontline healthcare workers as well as residents of long-term care facilities to get top priority in the first days of any approved vaccination program.
Big announcement on Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
Now the panel of outside scientific experts voted 30 to one to put those two groups at the front of the line when the shots are ready to go. Here’s is what Dr. Peter Szilagy, one of the committee members said of the importance of his vote.
“One of my favorite people, Mahatma Gandhi, said a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. And i feel prioritizing health care providers and prioritizing residents of long-term care facilities represents the right decision at this time,” Dr. Szilagy said.
Report says that there are about 24 million people in two categories of the recommendations, which are not binding have been handed off to the CDC director for approval, that is expected to happen today.
The CDC is also expected to release revised guidance on quarantine time for those who may have been exposed to the Covid-19 and have tested negative. There are looking at moving that from 14 days to seven days and then 10 days for for those who have not been tested.
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