America First: Trump Signs Executive Order Prioritizing COVID Vaccine for Americans

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Posted: Dec 07, 2020 2:30 PM
America First: Trump Signs Executive Order Prioritizing COVID Vaccine for Americans

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The vaccine is here. Operation Warp Speed is probably one of the greatest medical achievements in quite some time. It’s certainly a midnight hour domestic accomplishment that the Trump administration will receive next to no credit for, thanks to liberal media bias and Democratic Party gaslighting. But the facts and the timeline don’t lie; this is Trump’s win. We have two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that are ready to be used upon approval. Cortney will have more on when this vaccine will be readily available, but President Trump is expected to sign an executive order to prioritize access to Americans first before we ship this vaccine overseas (via Fox News):

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.

A source close to the White House Coronavirus Task Force told Fox News last week that the Pfizer-BioNTech authorization could come as early as Friday. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn last week said that they are “very hopeful” of approval and that they are “moving very quickly.”

“The priority is to make sure we distribute these vaccines to Americans before we start shipping them around the world to get international access,” an official told Fox News, predicting that international assistance could come “late spring, early summer,” and after they “achieve vaccinating those who have a desire to be vaccinated.”

It’s still all good news. We have a vaccine. The light is at the end of the tunnel, and President Trump will get zero credit for helming this effort to get a vaccine primed and ready to go. The liberal media did their job in peddling misinformation and outright ignoring stories that showed this administration making progress in fighting this viral pandemic.