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来自公共卫生的视频 - 西雅图和国王县解释了疫苗如何训练一个人的免疫系统来识别病毒。(Youtube截图)

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday eveningapproved the first COVID-19 vaccinefor emergency use, experts are reassuring the public of its safety. The message is: while the vaccines have been developed in record time, it hasn’t been at the expense of safeguards to protect health.

“All vaccines包括Covid-19疫苗must go through multiple phases of testing for safety and effectiveness,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, the top health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, during a媒体事件星期五下午。

“Today’s action follows an open and transparent review process that included input from independent scientific and public health experts and a thorough evaluation by the agency’s career scientists to ensure this vaccine met FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, in a statement.

来自生物技术巨型辉瑞的疫苗的绿灯作为大流行在全国范围内肆虐。Covid-19感染在当地和全国范围内突破录音;华盛顿州几乎达到了200,000例案件来自病毒的2,850人死亡。

However, in King County — home to the tech centers of Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle — has not seen the ongoing surge of infections that have plagued other areas following the Thanksgiving holiday.

“It is encouraging that we appear to have stabilized recently,” Duchin said. “It tells me that the restrictions are working.”

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher Trevor Bedford noted thatthe rate of exponential growth of cases has slowed, though he expects daily deaths to further increase.

State officials on Thursday shared updated details on vaccine distribution in Washington:

  • Washington expects to receive 62,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in its first allocation, which should come next week.
  • The initial phase 1a doses will go to “high-risk workers in healthcare settings, highest-risk first responders, and to residents and staff of long-term care facilities.”
  • An additional 160,000 doses should be received by the end of December.
  • Officials expect about 183,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine by the end of December, depending on FDA approval.
  • Regular weekly vaccine shipments should begin in January.
  • Some 189 organizations statewide are enrolled as vaccine providers, namely hospitals and family medicine clinics.
  • The Washington state Department of Health has awebsitededicated to information on the vaccines and their distribution.

The state expects that it will take a few weeks to have enough doses to vaccinate everyone prioritized as phase 1a. In January, officials predict they’ll be able to move on to additional priority groups.

纽约时报a state-by-state guide on vaccine distribution here.

The FDA is scheduled to meet on Dec. 17 to discuss emergency authorization of the Moderna vaccine. The biotech’s vaccine trialgot its start3月在西雅图Kaiser Enveryee华盛顿卫生研究所。

这俩辉瑞and现代人疫苗称为mRNA疫苗 -信使RNA- 目标识别病毒外部的尖刺蛋白。这标志着MRNA疫苗首次被批准使用。

地平线上有更多的疫苗,包括阿拉西哥的Covid疫苗。西雅图的Fred Hutchinson癌症研究中心是第一个launch a trial.

除了FDA批准,华盛顿还是一部分西方州契约,which adds an extra layer of screening. The pact’s Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will spend one to two days reviewing the vaccine, which will be conducted at the same that the vaccine is being processed and delivered in order to avoid any delays in administration.

更新:工作组于12月13日批准了华盛顿州杰沃斯·杰伊·戴斯的辉瑞疫苗announcedSunday.

但是,虽然华盛顿和其他美国占据了疫苗,但全球卫生倡导者继续游说在富裕国家以外的公平分销。

本周账单和梅琳达盖茨基金会致力于an additional $250 millionin the fight against COVID, bringing its total contributions to $1.75 billion.

盖茨基金会首席执行官马克苏兹曼wrote in a blog post周四认为,虽然大量制造,供应链和交付网络在一些最富有国家的速度上运行,但在全球的情况下并非如此。

“对于生活在低收入和中等收入国家的大多数人的情况非常不同,其中包括从南苏丹到秘鲁的各地,”苏兹曼写道。“在这些国家,供应链尚未开始嗡嗡声。有很少的交易已经用制药公司削减,疫苗供应的预测很低。“

比尔盖茨上个月表达沮丧在他被描述为缺乏协调的规划,并在特朗普政府下分发疫苗。

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Thursday发了字母to every U.S. governor requesting that they prioritize paid drivers and delivery workers as essential workers deserving early early access to the vaccine. On the same day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbergreportedly toldhis employees during an all-hands meeting that they will not be required to get vaccinated in order to return to work.

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