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President Joe Biden‘s Covid-19 response team is holding a briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has taken the lives of no less than 455,875 Americans.
The briefing comes a day after Johnson & Johnson stated it requested the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use within the U.S. The FDA has scheduled a gathering of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Feb. 26 to debate the vaccine, which might be distributed throughout the U.S. as early as this month.
Federal and state officers are eagerly anticipating the authorization of J&J’s vaccine. Unlike Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines, which require two doses given about three to 4 weeks aside, J&J’s treatment solely requires one dose, easing logistics for health-care suppliers.