I hope it will inspire people and I hope it will give people hope.
"And I can say - and this is not a criticism, but they've done it in a way that is much less deep than has been done, and is being done, by the FDA in the United States".
It's extraordinary. We're three hundred and twenty-three days, if I'm counting correctly, since the release of the viral sequences. We do not yet know how long it will take to move through the priority levels. "The speed of development for this and other vaccine candidates is testament to an extraordinary, collaborative, global research effort".
"The UK has made a decision to do it a little bit differently; they've gone over it very quickly". They are now reviewing the data from Pfizer and working closely with the manufacturer.
Britain "really rushed through that approval", according to Dr Anthony Fauci. Are those good numbers?
Early in the pandemic, First Nations communities were considered vulnerable populations due to living conditions and access to health care and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said he would like to have discussions with Hajdu and Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on not only getting vaccines to First Nation communities, but rapid tests as well.
Of the places with the biggest and most urgent outbreaks - the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia - only Malaysia has a deal with Pfizer, and it needs to await approval from the U.S. FDA as well as the local regulator's nod.
Each national regulatory agency may come to different conclusions-which is normal-because each must make their own benefit-risk assessments.
The FDA plans to meet on December 10 to discuss approval for the United Kingdom -approved vaccine, which was created through a partnership between Pfizer and BioNTech.
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And Josh Holmes, a political adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted that confirmation was likely doomed. It calls for $500 billion in relief, including $332 billion for small businesses, a Republican congressional source said.
On Wednesday, Health Canada reiterated in a statement that it was working with global regulators, including those in the United Kingdom, but would make its own decision.
After the "Track 1" vaccines are in Canadians' arms, questions remain about who will get vaccinated next, how soon that will happen, and how these vaccines will change the requirements for public health and travel restrictions.
Covishield, the head of the list of vaccine candidates likely to be rolled out in the country, will be produced by the SII, which has committed to making at least 100 million doses available by the end of January and hundreds of million by the end of February.
Madoff did not elaborate on where nursing homes fit in the vaccine distribution, doctors say.
Once you thaw it out and put it into a refrigerator, it has to be used essentially within five days or so, and that is going to be challenging in many environments.
Meanwhile, the state is also finalizing its plan for vaccine distribution, following recommendations from federal agencies. "That's the way public health should work".
The lead epidemiologist also told the BBC that pregnant women should not get vaccinated at this point: "We don't have the data at this point".
Is there anything else that causes you concern here?
"This authorisation is a goal we have been working toward since we first declared that science will win", he said. That is a huge mountain to climb, and that will take time.