President Donald Trump praised Operation Warp Speed after the FDA issued emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, and Operation Warp Speed (OWS) and its private sector partners immediately began shipping vaccines to sites designated by states and other public health jurisdictions.

A letter from the FDA to Pfizer reads that “the known and potential benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 vaccine” outweight its potential risks for people ages 16 and older. In clinical trials, Pfizer’s vaccine was found to be 95% effective at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19.

Below is video of President Trump with comment on the Food and Drug Administration authorization.


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