Donald Trump signed an executive order that restricts the authorities from supplying the vaccine to other nations until its supply outstrips in America.
At Operation Warp Speed vaccine summit, Trump was captured carrying a signed executive order that gives Americans the priority to get coronavirus vaccine. He also confirmed that the FDA would approve the vaccine within a few days, and as soon as it gets approved, the government will ensure its mass distribution. USA will become the first nation to discover the COVID-19 vaccine if the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine gets approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
More than 50000 sites are designated for the vaccine distribution across America, and it will be provided free of cost to everyone.
Donald Trump said their priority would be to administer vaccines to all the natives, and then they will consider sending it to other countries.He added that other states could also expect to receive it soon as million of dozes are being produced.
To prevent the supply of vaccines to other nations, Trump might invoke the Defense Production Act.
The law was formulated in 1950, and it allows the commander-in-chief to force industries to produce the products necessary for national defense.The act was invoked in December 2020 for the sufficient supply of ventilators and N-95 masks.
Trump’s government has contracts for 100 million vaccines each by Pfizer and Moderna.The vaccines are expected to be supplied as soon as next week after getting approved by the FDA.
Each person is suggested to get two doses of both the vaccines; this indicates that one-third of the USA population will get the vaccine after the first supply.
The government had spent around $8 billion on the manufacture of vaccines, and Trump said except Pfizer and Moderna, two more companies will be contributing to the rapid development of 300 million doses.
By the end of 2020, Trump said that around 20 million people would get vaccinated, and by February 2021, the whole USA population will be immunized.