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2nd COVID vaccine begins shipping in U.S.

2nd COVID vaccine begins shipping in U.S.
The first doses of the Moderna vaccine, the second COVID treatment approved for emergency use in the U.S., began shipping on Sunday.

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center on in Olive Branch, Mississippi.” Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.However, Biden’s choice for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, warned Sunday on “Meet The Press” that it may be mid-summer or early fall before coronavirus vaccines are available to the general population.“I think it’s more realistic to assume that it may be closer to mid-summer or early fall when this vaccine makes its way to the general population,” Murthy said.

“So, we want to be optimistic, but we want to be cautious as well.(Pool/Getty Images) Nationwide, more than 219,000 people test positive for the virus on average every day.

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