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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:05 AM

Pfizer Says It Won't Seek Vaccine Authorization Before Mid-November

Source: NYT

The chief executive of Pfizer said on Friday that the company would not apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week of November, ruling out President Trump’s assertion that a vaccine would be ready before Election Day on Nov. 3.

In a statement posted to the company website, the chief executive, Dr. Albert Bourla, said that although Pfizer could have preliminary numbers by the end of October about whether the vaccine works, it would still need to collect safety and manufacturing data that will stretch the timeline to at least the third week of November.

Close watchers of the vaccine race had already known that Pfizer wouldn’t be able to meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration by the end of this month. But Friday’s announcement represents a shift in tone for the company and its leader, who has repeatedly emphasized the month of October in interviews and public appearances.

In doing so, the company had aligned its messaging with that of the president, who has made no secret of his desire for an approved vaccine before the election. He has even singled out the company by name and said he had talked to Dr. Bourla, whom he called a “great guy.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/health/covid-vaccine-pfizer.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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Reply Pfizer Says It Won't Seek Vaccine Authorization Before Mid-November (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 16 OP
underpants Oct 16 #1
Gothmog Oct 16 #2
liberalmuse Oct 16 #3
Gothmog Oct 16 #5
The Magistrate Oct 19 #7
PSPS Oct 16 #4
ck4829 Oct 19 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:09 AM

1. Darn it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. My son is in this trial

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:37 AM

3. That's awesome!

Thank your son for us. I hope all is going well with him.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:57 AM

5. He is doing fine

His arm hurt and he ran a slight fever for a couple of days after first shot. He is working from home other than a trim to Dallas last month and is doing well

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 06:56 AM

7. Good Man, Sir

We all owe a world of thanks to these brave volunteers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:43 AM

4. I won't risk my and others' lives on any vaccine approved in this country until a new administration

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 06:17 AM

6. Kick

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