I’m getting real excited
Vaccine’s not far away
I think I’ll order plenty more
To keep covid away
I’m sorry Mr President
You had the chance before
To order vaccine made by us
To order extra, more
But you refused the chance….
We’re now committed to supplying
other countries. Sorry….
The Associated Press and Denise Chow21h ago / 1:52 AM ACDT
Trump administration passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses
A former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and a member of Pfizer’s board of directors said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration declined to secure millions of additional doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine when it had the chance.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that the White House declined “multiple” offers from Pfizer to strike a deal on more vaccines for the second quarter of 2021. Gottlieb’s statements came after The New York Times and The Associated Press reported that the Trump administration months ago did not lock in the chance to purchase millions of additional doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, which has shown to be highly effective against Covid-19.
That decision could delay the delivery of a second batch of doses until Pfizer fulfills other international contracts.
“Pfizer has gone ahead and entered into agreement with other countries to sell them some of that vaccine in the second quarter of 2021,” Gottlieb told CNBC.