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The President of the United States also indicated that the distribution of the vaccine will be immediate.
The lab will reserve between 85 and 100 million of these doses for the United States and between 15 and 25 million will be for the rest of the world.
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December 18, 2020, 8:33 AM
President Donald Trump said on Friday on Twitter that the vaccine against COVID-19 from the American laboratory Moderna has been approved.
“The Moderna vaccine has been overwhelmingly approved. Distribution will begin immediately.” wrote the head of the White House on Twitter.
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A decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the vaccine was expected on Friday, one day after a committee of experts recommended its approval.
The Moderna vaccine is overwhelmingly approved. Distribution will begin immediately.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020
The President also addressed “Europe and other parts of the world that are severely affected by the Chinese virus: especially Germany, France, Spain and Italy”, assuring them that “vaccines are on the way”.
(Read also: The two South American countries that were stung by the Pfizer vaccine)
Moderna sent a request to the FDA in late November for “emergency authorization” of its mRNA-1273 vaccine against coronavirus. Earlier, the company said that during clinical trials in the third phase of its vaccine, involving 30,000 volunteers, it showed an efficacy of 94.1%, while the efficacy of the drug against severe forms of the disease is 100%.
(Read also: Duque says vaccination against covid-19 begins in February)
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