Watch Reside: U.S. officers talk about Operation Warp Pace after Pfizer releases optimistic vaccine knowledge
[The stream is slated to start at 12:45 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]
The Departments of Health, Human Services and Defense hold a briefing on the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccination program on Wednesday after Pfizer released positive data on its Covid-19 vaccine.
Earlier in the day, Pfizer announced that a final data analysis found its coronavirus vaccine with BioNTech was 95% effective against Covid-19, was safe, and appeared to ward off serious illness. The company plans to file an emergency claim with the Food and Drug Administration “within a few days.”
Pfizer announced on July 22 that the US had agreed to purchase 100 million doses of its vaccine for up to $ 1.95 billion. The agreement, which is part of Operation Warp Speed, allows the US to purchase an additional 500 million doses of vaccine.
Read CNBC’s live updates for the latest news on the Covid-19 outbreak.