U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that he said would ensure “U.S. citizens have priority” to receive COVID-19 vaccines purchased by the U.S. government before helping other countries. Trump said they would “then work with other countries around the world.” The Trump administration is confident it will have enough vaccines to vaccinate anyone who wants a vaccine by the end of the second quarter of 2021, an official said on Monday. a New York Times report that the government refused when Pfizer Inc. offered in late summer 2020 to sell more doses of the vaccine in the United States. It was unclear why an executive order was needed to ensure vaccines would be distributed first. When asked to explain the executive order in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday, the chief scientist of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, Moncef Slaoui, said, “We believe we can deliver the vaccines as needed. So I don’t know exactly what it is. For more information, please subscribe to the Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews.
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