The plan is set in motion, and systems are in place. The Trump government has made sure they are ready to march when the vaccines roll out. Positively, the two biggest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to supply the U.S. with 100 million doses of vaccines.
These vaccines are in their phase 3 trials, and if all goes well, we should have a vaccine by fall or by winter. French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi and British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline GSK.L are the two companies supplying vaccines to the U.S.
The U.S. government will be paying them 2.1 billion dollars to provide enough vaccine doses for 50 million people and then an additional 500 million doses of vaccines in the next production batch.
The entire vaccine agreement falls in the Operation Warp Speed spearheaded by the Trump administration. Trump is making sure that we will have the vaccines by the end of 2020.
The secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, said that the vaccines developed by Sanofi and GSK are progressing well in the trials. These vaccines look promising and have the potential to provide hundreds and millions of effective and safe doses to Americans.
Death Rate Rises
As the drug companies are close to developing a safe and effective vaccine, the death rate is on the rise. COVID-19 has affected more than 4.5 million Americans and has killed more than 1.5 million people in the U.S.
According to a forecast made by The Centers for Disease Control and Management, by 22nd August, the death rate can reach 1.8 million people. Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Washington state, Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey will be the states hardest hit by the coronavirus.
Previous reports have shown that children are not susceptible to COVID-19. But news reports have shown that children of all ages can contract and transmit the coronavirus.
On Friday, Illinois has seen the highest single-day increase since May. And Indiana saw a spike of 901 new Sars-Cov-2 cases.
According to Dr Deborah Birx, a white house pandemic advisor, the spread of the virus is shifting from sunbelt states to the Midwest of America.
Birx said that Midwest states like Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska were particularly at high risk now.
Florida sees a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. Approximately 9000 new cases were reported in Florida, making it is the second-highest in COVID-19 cases after California.
While some U.S. medical officials claim that the pandemic is now in control, Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said the pandemic is ‘not in good control’. (1)
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