Feds: Pfizer Vaccine Faces “Various Challenges”
December 17, 2020
By Neozene

The following article originally appeared in FiercePharma and was written by Arlene Weintraub Why did healthcare workers in California and Alabama have to return trays of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after discovering they were stored at temperatures that were colder than recommended? Does each vial of the vaccine contain more than the expected five doses, and if so, can those be used to meet the high demand for the shot? Those were some of the questions U.S. government officials addressed yesterday. Operation Warp Speed co-leader Gen. Gustave Perna kicked off a press conference

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Fauci Cautious of U.K.’s Speedy Vaccine Approval
December 4, 2020
By Neozene

The following article originally appeared in FiercePharma and was written by Eric Sagonowsky The U.K.’s monumental approval for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine turned heads worldwide, but one of the leading voices in the U.S. pandemic response argues the country’s regulators acted too quickly. “If you go quickly and you do it superficially, people are not going to want to get vaccinated,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told Fox News. “We have the gold standard of a regulatory approach with the FDA.” The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) “did not do

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