Biotech and pharma reporter for @CNBC
The latest in the annals of drug company execs explaining the vaccine manufacturing process to the world- J&J’s Dr Paul Stoffels: “You can't accelerate it by yelling at it.”
Per CDC’s ACIP posted slides, the committee will discuss spacing out mRNA #covid19 vaccine doses today, as well as whether people who’ve had prior infection should receive just a single dose (spoiler alert: they don’t seem into either idea):
In clinical considerations for #covid19 vaccines, ACIP to say no product pref among the 3; the vaccines are *not* interchangeable; and says if a first dose of mRNA vaccine was received but the person can’t get another mRNA vaccine, they may get J&J:
Pfizer puts out statement in response to numerous states saying they’ve been told their allotments of #covid19 vaccine have been reduced, & as FL cited Pfizer production issues as reason - noting no issues and millions of doses in warehouse they haven’t received instructions for.
CVS says its 10,000 pharmacies alone can do 1M #covid19 shots per day once fully activated:
Fauci: I’m not entirely sure what president was referring to, but believe it was a report of hydroxychloroquine and azythromicin. Many of the things you hear out there are anecdotal reports. They may be true - but the only way to know is randomized trials #COVID19