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Operation Warp Speed chief says distribution ‘should be better’

Operation Warp Speed chief says distribution 'should be better'

The United States will not inoculate as many people against the coronavirus by the end of the year as federal officials originally estimated, President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 vaccine czar said Wednesday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest count, more than 11.4 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s …

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Covid relief bill includes about $8 billion for vaccine distribution

Covid relief bill includes about $8 billion for vaccine distribution

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya | Reuters The $900 billion coronavirus relief package agreed to by lawmakers allocates $8 billion to $9 billion to fund vaccine distribution, at least …

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Distribution money at stake in Covid relief talks

Distribution money at stake in Covid relief talks

Congressional efforts to fund state and local distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine continued to hang in the balance on Monday even as the first doses of Pfizer’s pioneering inoculation were being administered. Lawmakers have yet to agree to a funding package to help health departments with the unprecedented vaccination campaign, …

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Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen on Thursday expressed confidence about the distribution of coronavirus vaccines at its pharmacies, telling CNBC the grocer was “ready and anxious to get started.” “We’re definitely prepared,” he said on “Closing Bell,” adding the company has been coordinating with the federal government and states for weeks. …

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Other precautions useful as vaccine distribution will take time

Other precautions useful as vaccine distribution will take time

SINGAPORE – A coronavirus vaccine won’t be the silver bullet to end the pandemic, the co-chair of Singapore’s Covid-19 task force said this week despite “promising” news from pharmaceutical companies. “We’re certainly encouraged by it, it’s very promising, but I would say also that the vaccine is not a silver …

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Jim Cramer’s 5 stock plays for the vaccine distribution pipeline

Jim Cramer's 5 stock plays for the vaccine distribution pipeline

After Wall Street welcomed more positive data from a biotech firm working on a coronavirus vaccine Monday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer turned his attention to investment opportunities linked to the vaccine distribution pipeline. “Now that the vaccine developers are approaching the finishing line, distributing this thing is priority number one,” the …

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