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Vaccine is closer; Hogan, Biden: Wear a mask


Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that its mRNA-based vaccine against coronavirus has been shown to be effective, but logistical challenges in the distribution of vaccine doses later this winter remain.

The announcement caused a quick upward blip in the stock prices for Pfizer, sit-down restaurants, airline companies, and other businesses, but the gains may be offset at some point if long-term safety studies reveal problems or if logistical challenges grow difficult to surmount.

Even with Pfizer’s announcement, government leaders reminded Americans that a mask should still be used, even after a vaccine can be mass produced and distributed. Before any vaccine can be approved and administered to the general public, winter will set in, which might make the virus worse.

Paul Katula
Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.


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