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COVID-19 Vaccine: Three Crucial Steps   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Takeaways: "A COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine would save tens of thousands of lives in the United States and help rescue the economy. The Trump Administration has advertised its Operation Warp Speed as the answer, but the effort is underfunded and inadequate. Instead, Congress should act quickly to ensure the safe, effective, and rapid development of a vaccine by taking three crucial steps: 1) provide $26 billion for the advanced purchase of up to ten prospective vaccines; 2) purchase a year supply of existing vaccines now to increase the production capacity for a COVID-19 vaccine; and 3) prevent supply chain shortages by covering 100% of manufacturers' retooling costs for products like glass vials, stoppers, and refrigeration needed for vaccine distribution. We must match this unprecedented pandemic with an equally unprecedented response."

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2020-06-15
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