Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared to indicate that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine announcement was deliberate in time for Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election. Cruz supplied no proof for his declare, merely utilizing his Twitter presence to focus on the same tweet from Steve Visitor, the GOP’s Speedy Response Director.
“Miraculous. COVID cured, the very instantaneous the networks referred to as the race for Biden,” Cruz mentioned in response.
Miraculous. COVID cured, the very instantaneous the networks referred to as the race for Biden. https://t.co/YcYeIolilZ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 10, 2020
Cruz’s declare is wrong.
In October, Pfizer introduced that it wouldn’t apply for Covid-19 authorization earlier than mid-November.
“Our inner requirements for vaccine security and people required by regulators are set excessive. Within the occasion of Emergency Use Authorization within the U.S. for a possible COVID-19 vaccine, FDA is requiring that firms present two months of security knowledge on half of the trial members following the ultimate dose of the vaccine,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla mentioned in an open letter revealed on October 16. “Based mostly on our present trial enrollment and dosing tempo, we estimate we are going to attain this milestone within the third week of November. Security is, and can stay, our primary precedence, and we are going to proceed monitoring and reporting security knowledge for all trial members for 2 years.”
Pfizer is true on schedule.
The corporate additionally confirmed it didn’t work with the Trump administration to develop its vaccine, which it says is 90 % efficient. This didn’t cease both President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence from taking credit score for the vaccine, which they falsely attributed to Operation WarpSpeed, their plan for an expedited coronavirus vaccine.