(RepublicanReport.com) – With the emergence of a number of effective COVID-19 vaccines in the last few weeks, we can hopefully put in place a timeline for the end of the pandemic. However, the finishing line might not come as soon as we’d like to imagine.
The FDA granted the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine emergency-use authorization on Friday, December 11. Doctors began receiving and preparing to administer the treatment as early as Monday this week, prioritizing healthcare and frontline workers and those at a higher risk of serious illness from the virus.
I saw this predicted possible timeline for the COVID-19 vaccines in a recent news article. With the CDC meeting to discuss today, we'll soon find out how accurate it is. pic.twitter.com/LrLFIti4fe
— Cecil Bleiker (@CecilBleiker) December 1, 2020
Pfizer has agreed to deliver 100 million doses of the medicine to the US by March. Because it must be stored at a very low temperature, distribution will be a slow process. Experts estimate it will be at least June by the time enough people receive the vaccination that life can begin to return to normal. Because COVID-19 can mutate — it already has — individuals who wish to get vaccinated will likely need to continue getting vaccinated against it in years to come.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine looks set to deliver the end to this pandemic we’ve been hoping for since last March. That said, it might be a few months until we know for sure when we can truly move on from COVID-19.
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