Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More COVID-19 Vaccine to Market Faster

Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More COVID-19 Vaccine to Market Faster

“In general, drug companies don’t have to tell me who is making their product, where it’s made, the location of the factory. Although Pfizer is an American company, it has partnered with BioNTech, of Germany, to make its COVID vaccine. Pfizer angered European countries last week when it paused vaccine production at a Belgian plant to upgrade its capacity. Using the act to prioritize COVID vaccine manufacturing has already disrupted supplies of at least one drug, Fox noted. Lawmakers and consumer advocates such as Public Citizen called on the government to use the Defense Production Act more aggressively.

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