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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:41 PM

Exclusive: Pfizer begins exporting U.S.-made COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico

Source: Reuters

Pfizer Incís (PFE.N) shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

The vaccine shipment, produced at Pfizer's Kalamazoo, Michigan plant, marks the first time the drugmaker has delivered abroad from U.S facilities after a Trump-era restriction on dose exports expired at the end of March, the source said.

The U.S. government has been under mounting pressure in recent weeks to provide surplus vaccines to other nations desperately in need as it makes swift progress vaccinating its own residents. Many countries where the virus is still rampant are struggling to acquire vaccine supplies to help tame the pandemic.

Wealthy governments have been trying to stock up on COVID-19 shots from Pfizer and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) because of their extremely high efficacy and after safety concerns and production problems temporarily sidelined vaccines from AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N).

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/exclusive-pfizer-begins-exporting-us-made-covid-19-shots-abroad-starting-with-2021-04-29/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:44 PM

1. We should be planting stories all over the RW that Q says, "Mexicans are stealing US vaccines." ...

... that'll get RWers vaccinated.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:51 PM

2. Good!

Maybe they will appreciate the surplus vaccines!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:26 PM

3. We could use some in Minnesota too -- we're constrained by supply

http://view.connect.mpr.org/?qs=da019690172a3b1a0d7669354d8df975c5b13e555ed3b7a9f83dccce75deca601af4a3092440102078194f10bb99a4917f44c4cf3bc8f25ec88accfefc72f026027a0bcef39a4bf5f051e7192fe86385

Whatever role vaccine hesitancy is playing ó and it's not nothing ó supply is still the dominant factor. You can't give out 30,000 doses per day if you don't have 30,000 doses to give.

Giving out 20,000 to 25,000 first doses per day means we're on track to vaccinated most Minnesota adults by mid-June now, back from mid-May at the height of our vaccine surge in April.


The supply from J&J has greatly declined -- no surprise there (the shutdown of the Baltimore factory has been a big hit). The supply from Pfizer and Moderna have both declined a small amount recently -- not good.

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