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Pfizer To Seek FDA Sign-Off Today For Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine Usage

Pfizer and partner BioNTech confirmed they will seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Friday for emergency usage of their new COVID-19 vaccine, a major step forward in a fight against a pandemic that has killed more people in the U.S. than any other nation.

“Hope and help are on the way,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, a point person in the Trump administration’s push to develop a safeguard against the disease, said the night before.

“Our work to deliver a safe and effective vaccine has never been more urgent, as we continue to see an alarming rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 globally,” Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. Read more…..

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