Representatives of Biden’s transition team were not invited to the event
Donald Trump’s administration is hosting a White House summit on Tuesday with experts to outline plans to spread coronavirus vaccines.
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team was not invited to the summit, although they will continue the largest vaccination program in the country’s history since the inauguration on 20 January..
President Trump Positions Vaccine Development As Part Of His Legacy.
At the summit of operations «Supersonic speed» will be attended by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, government experts, state leaders and business representatives.
Objective of the event – highlight the safety of the vaccine and outline plans for its distribution.
Senior Officials Shared Some Details on the Summit on Monday.
Trump will open the event with a speech welcoming vaccine development, one source said.
The President will also sign a decree prioritizing the distribution of government-purchased vaccines to Americans. Another source said the decree would restrict the government’s right to transfer vaccines to other countries until there is oversupply to meet domestic demand. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity.
It is not yet clear how this decree will affect other countries’ access to vaccines. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that his country expects to receive about 250,000 doses of vaccine from Pfizer by the end of the year..
The FDA will conduct a final review of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday and will host a vaccine meeting from Moderna later this month. Both vaccines are 95% effective.
Plans call for distribution and administration of about 40 million doses of two vaccines by the end of the year, with the first doses shipped within hours of FDA registration.
At the same time, Biden noted on Friday that the administration has not yet presented a detailed vaccination plan..
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The White House insists these plans are in place.
There are a total of about 50,000 vaccination sites involved in the state distribution system, officials said..
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Natalka Pisnya (real name and surname). Journalist, specialization – Russian investigation, economics, domestic and international American politics, relations between the United States, Ukraine and Russia. She worked in the Washington bureau of the BBC, headed the American bureau of the Ukrainian television company 1 + 1, covered 2 Ukrainian revolutions, worked in the East of Ukraine, collaborated with Ukrainian television channels TVi, “Channel 5”, ICTV, weekly “Mirror of the Week” and web portal “New time”. Came to journalism in 1997. On "Voice of America" – since 2018.