According to the American publication, the third largest airline in the United States “started on Friday [hoje] operating charter flights to position doses of the vaccine covid-19 from Pfizer for quick distribution if injections approved by the country’s regulators, namely the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
United Airlines’ intention is to fly between Brussels, Belgium, and Chicago, United States of America (USA), to support the distribution of this drug, which is being produced, in particular, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and in the Belgian city of Puurs.
The American pharmaceutical company and the German partner BioNTech last week they requested emergency authorization from the US regulator in order to start distributing the vaccine. This emergency authorization allows you to ‘skip’ several steps in the approval process, taking into account the pandemic which is plaguing, in particular, the population of the USA.
This vaccine, in addition to being one of the most advanced clinical trials, has shown up to 95% effectiveness so far.
The expectation is to start mass distribution from December.
In parallel, the vaccine is also pending approval in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and even the European Union.
The objective is to manufacture 50 million doses for worldwide distribution by the end of December and increase production to 1.3 billion by 2021.
A pandemic from covid-19 caused at least 1,433,378 deaths resulting from more than 60.9 million cases of infection all around the world.