US President Donald Trump announced today, Saturday, that the Pfizer vaccine’s first dose against the Coronavirus would be given within 24 hours.
Commenting on the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize the emergency use of the vaccine, Trump said: “The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be given within 24 hours, and it will be free for all Americans.”
Earlier, the White House ordered the President of the US Food and Drug Administration, Stephen Hahn, to authorize the vaccine or resign.
“The Washington Post” quoted a senior US administration official as saying that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urged Stephen Hah, head of the US Food and Drug Administration, to authorize the Pfizer Corona vaccine by Friday and said that he should prepare to resign if not.
The official explained that Meadows’ comment on the resignation “was not a red line,” but was more than a mockery of urging “the Food and Drug Administration to act quickly, get the job done and stop the delays.”
The American newspaper “New York Times” has reported that a Pfizer vaccine license is expected to be issued on Friday evening by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sources revealed to the newspaper that the Food and Drug Administration is working to accelerate the schedule for issuing an emergency permit for the Corona vaccine from Pfizer, to issue it after it is planned that this step will be completed on Saturday.
On Friday morning, US President Donald Trump criticized the Food and Drug Administration, in a tweet, and attacked the agency’s Commissioner, Stephen Hahn, for not approving the Corona vaccine faster.