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KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have alerted states to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine on November 1 or two days before the country’s presidential election.
The timing of vaccines has become of political interest as President Donald Trump seeks re-election in the world‘s hardest-hit country, with some public health experts expressing concern that a vaccine may be hunted before the highly anticipated vote.
In a letter to the governor dated Aug. 27, CDC Director Robert Redfield said the state “in the near future” would receive a permit application from McKesson Corp, which has contracts with the agency to distribute vaccines to places including state and local health departments and homes. sick.
“CDC immediately requests your assistance in expediting the application for this distribution facility and, if necessary, asks that you consider waiving a requirement that would prevent this facility from fully operating by November 1, 2020,” wrote Redfield in the letter, first reported by McClatchy. Aljazeera.
He wrote that any relief would not compromise the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine. To date, the United States has reported more than 6.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases including 863,445 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.