At @WNCathedral, @NIHDirector Francis Collins notes he's been at his "home office where I have essentially been a hermit for the last 12 months trying to manage the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world."
How much confidence should Americans have when Alex Azar says he's surprised there haven't been more glitches with #COVID19 vaccinations & brushes off everything that's gone wrong as expected? Really? spglobal.com/marketintellig…#vaccines $PFE $MRNA
The commitment was to have 40 million #COVID19#vaccines doses - enough to vaccinate 20 million people -"distributed" by the end of 2020, not "available" as Azar is #gaslighting today & Slaoui/Perna tried to do same at last week's #WarpSpeed briefing. Azar failed on delivery.
Azar on @CBSThisMorning insisting it's important for him to get $MRNA #COVID19 vax today b/c he's a "leader."
Azar's wife tested positive & he's refusing to quarantine & he's been at photo ops/briefings.
Today, he'll be at #NIH, putting Fauci, @NIHDirector, others at risk
Is it leadership to refuse to quarantine, claim you're an "essential worker" to get around that quarantine, hold photo ops putting others potentially at risk, not to mention stepping in front of health care workers at #NIH to get $MRNA #COVID19 vaccine?
1 month left Azar at #HHS
Would it have shown better leadership to follow #CDC's advice, #stayhome & #quarantine after being exposed to #COVID19 & wait your turn to get $MRNA vaccine rather than stepping in front of critical health care workers?
Azar claimed he gets the shot today b/c he's a "leader."
Azar has refused to acknowledge the deaths of 320,000 Americans from #COVID19 on his watch. Every time he's asked about it, he finds a way to turn the question into something all about himself/personal life or just moves on & claims victory with #vaccines/drugs, etc.
Now within days of his wife testing positive for #COVID19, Azar - who hasn't been quarantining & has been doing photo ops/briefings - will be at #NIH to get one of the first shots of $MRNA vaccine, standing near Drs. Fauci & @NIHDirector Collins.
President-elect @JoeBiden got the $PFE - $BNTX #COVID19 vaccine at @christianacare, administered by Tabe Masa, a nurse practitioner & head of employee health services at the hospital. @DrBiden got her shot of $PFE - $BNTX vaccine earlier today.
Keep in mind tomorrow when Azar is getting $MRNA #COVID19 shot that he has overseen this calamity, downplayed it, sidelined @DrNancyM_CDC & #CDC experts & refuses to acknowledge 318,000 Americans are dead on his watch.
He again ignored the number of dead during today's briefing.
Unlike the ultra-cold temperature of minus 80 degrees Celsius required for the $PFE $BNTX #COVID19 vaccine, the $MRNA product can be shipped and stored at the standard freezer temperature, making it easier to be transported to small and more rural areas, Gen. Gustave Perna noted.
As of midday Dec. 20, about 2.84 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had been distributed and 556,208 doses had been administered, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Gen. Gus Perna said he was solely to blame for the miscommunication that led to last week's allocations of $PFE #COVID19 vaccine initially forecast to states to be significantly cut, while the company said it had millions of doses sitting in its warehouse waiting to be shipped.
#FDA's #VRBPAC doesn't meet until Dec. 10 on $PFE/ $BNTX & Dec. 17 for $MRNA/#NIH vaccines. Does Meadows think he can really push FDA to move the dates up sooner?
What is Meadows & Trump doing to ensure states have enough funding to actually distribute #COVID19#vaccines?