COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries to Begin Next Week, Trump Says

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  • US President Donald Trump said Thursday that doses of a cororonavirus vaccine will be delivered and distributed from next week and the week after
  • Speaking to US troops via video link to mark the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump said the vaccine would first be delivered to front-line workers, healthcare workers, and senior citizens
  • This comes as drugmakers Pfizer and AstraZeneca released promising findings from trials of their vaccine candidates
  • Trump's comments come ahead of a Dec. 10 meeting, where the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review Pfizer's request for an emergency use authorization of its vaccine
  • The United States currently has more than 13 million cases of coronavirus, with a death toll of over 266,000