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President Trump Makes Sure Americans Get Vaccine First

This is a real America First project.

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The president, doing what any American president should, is giving priority to the health and welfare of American citizens by ensuring the virus vaccine made in America is available first to Americans.

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FNC: “President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that will ensure all Americans have access to the coronavirus vaccine before the U.S. government begins aiding nations around the world, Fox News has learned. Senior administration officials told Fox News Monday that the president will reemphasize to the American people that the ‘priority has been an America First approach,’ during a vaccine summit at the White House Tuesday. The news of the executive order comes just days ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s Thursday meeting regarding Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine, three weeks after the companies filed for it. The FDA also plans to meet on Dec. 17 to discuss Moderna’s vaccine.”

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“The priority is to make sure we distribute these vaccines to Americans before we start shipping them around the world to get international access,” a government official told media, saying “late spring, early summer, and after they achieve vaccinating those who have a desire to be vaccinated.”

The high level official said that the order is “clear and is directing that we prioritize access to the American people before working with partners and allies to provide access to the vaccine.” It will “identify who will be working with the international aspect of this, the framework, guides and tools, for when we have an excess supply to meet those demands…We will very soon have highly effective COVID-19 vaccines to the American people,” another official saying “vaccines are critical to ensuring the health and safety of our citizens, viability of the economy and the security of our nation.”

For poor countries the Trump administration will “leverage resources to help them to procure the vaccine and garner ancillary supplies necessary to administer and track.” This will cover “92 low to low-middle income countries…If any of these six (vaccine) candidates come effective, they’ll have a supply on the shelf within the first 24 hours of availability. ”

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On the vaccine, the president said on Tuesday, “We’re just days away from the authorization from the FDA, and we’re pushing them hard. We are very, very happy we were able to get things done at a level we haven’t seen before.” President Trump said that vaccines created by Pfizer and Moderna “are approximately 95% effective,” and that the projection was “far exceeding anything that really anybody thought..We are very hopeful that the FDA will authorize the Pfizer vaccine within days, and the Moderna vaccine almost immediately thereafter,” the president added. Of course, all this will be forgotten in the contrived Biden victory over the virus coming to you next spring.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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