Administering the Covid vaccine is considered the biggest logistical challenge for a generation. This is a global public health event that involves a complex web of shipping and technology where every step counts. CNBC’s Frank Holland gives CNBC’s “Squawk Box” an overview of the preparations underway. To access CNBC’s exclusive live video, subscribe to CNBC PRO: President Donald Trump’s coronavirus vaccine czar said on Sunday he will meet with President-elect Joe Biden this week to discuss vaccine deployments expected in the United States this month. Dr Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor to Operation Warp Speed, said in late November that he had not met Biden or had any contact regarding a transition process and vaccine distribution plan. The comments in November came on the eve of the Trump administration’s formal start of the transition process after weeks of blockage, finally giving Team Biden access to resources and information. Slaoui will be the last senior health official to meet with Biden’s team as the transition begins. Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, agreed to serve as Biden’s chief medical adviser last week and met with the new administration. The president-elect criticized the Trump administration’s vaccine deployment plan and said he had seen no detailed plan to distribute a vaccine to states. “There isn’t a detailed plan we’ve seen, anyway, of how you get the vaccine out of a container, into an injection syringe, into someone’s arm,” Biden said in Delaware last week. Slaoui rebuffed Biden’s comments in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, saying there is a detailed distribution plan but Biden’s transition team has yet to been fully informed. Biden said he would require masks to be worn on all federal property and interstate transportation during the swearing-in, and that he would also ask people to wear masks for 100 days to mitigate the spread of the virus. The United States reports a weekly average of more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths each day, the worst toll since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as infections increase across the country and people Record hospitalizations are adding pressure on the healthcare system. . Slaoui said he thinks a vaccine will last a long time, between 2 and 3 years, “extending our protection for many years”. In a separate interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, Slaoui said he was confident that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and “no serious adverse side effects” reported in the trials. “It is absolutely vital that everyone takes comfort in the fact that we have light at the end of the tunnel and find the energy to continue wearing our masks, to take a distance, to wash our hands, to pay attention to this. that we do. make sure we are there in the spring to benefit from the vaccine, ”Slaoui said. The first shipment of vaccines will begin the day after the US Food and Drug Administration approves the vaccine in the United States, according to Slaoui. The FDA is set to hold hearings on whether or not to approve Pfizer and Moderna vaccines later this month. »Subscribe to CNBC TV:» Subscribe to CNBC: »Subscribe to CNBC Classic: Turn to CNBC TV for the latest stock news and analysis. From market futures to live price updates, CNBC is the world leader in business news. The News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s daily podcast that provides in-depth, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Available at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT daily starting September 30: Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: #CNBC #CNBCTV.
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