Washington: The US on Friday approved the emergency use of Moderna’s Kovid-19 vaccine. Facing the largest corona virus infection in the world, shipping of its six million doses will soon start in the US. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Stephen Hahn stated that “With the availability of two vaccines for the prevention of Kovid-19 now, the FDA has taken another important step in the fight against the epidemic.”
President Donald Trump tweeted after the approval of the vaccine “Congratulations, the modern vaccine is now available.”
Congratulations, the Moderna vaccine is now available!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020
America the first country to approve the modern vaccine
America has become the first country to approve the Modern vaccine. This will be the second vaccine for emergency use in the US after the Pfizer and Bioentech vaccines. It can be stored at -20 ° C temperature. After the approval of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to be used in Britain on December 2, several other countries including the US had also approved its use last week. At the same time, China and Russia have also started vaccination.
Mehrry Medical College President James Hildreth, who was on the panel of FDA experts to approve the vaccine, said on Thursday that getting Pfizer and Moderna vaccine developed and approved within a year was a “remarkable achievement”. At the end of this long tunnel of epidemic, a ray of light is seen.
More than 3,10,000 people died of corona in America
According to the Kovid Tracking Project, more than 3,10,000 people have died of corona virus infection in the US alone and about 1,15,000 are hospitalized.
After the vaccine is approved, shipping of millions of doses of the vaccine will begin from cold storage sites in Louisville and Louisville under the supervision of logistics firm McKesson. Moderna has proposed shipping of 20 million doses this month. 80 million in the first quarter of 2021 and 100 million doses in the second quarter.
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