More good news on the vaccine front. On Monday, healthcare workers began receiving the Pfizer vaccine. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the FDA “intends” to authorize use of the Moderna vaccine this coming Friday after a review from the government body found it to have a 94.1 percent efficacy rate in a trial of 30,000 people. This means that six million doses of the Moderna vaccine could be distributed as early as next week.
“Side effects, including fever, headache and fatigue, were unpleasant but not dangerous, the agency found,” reports the Times.
This cannot be described as anything but fantastic news. It will accelerate the rate at which frontline workers and vulnerable citizens receive the vaccine, paving the way for general public access to the vaccine very soon. I continue to believe that America will be booming next summer as pent-up demand surges for travel, baseball games, movie theaters, concerts, and any other form of gathering that was put on hold this year.
PSA — book your travel plans for next summer NOW.