The New York Times reports:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. The documents were sent out on the same day that President Trump told the nation in his speech to the RNC that a vaccine might arrive before the end of the year.
Public health experts agree that agencies at all levels of government should urgently prepare for what will eventually be a vast, complex effort to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans. But the possibility of a rollout in late October or early November has also heightened concerns that the Trump administration is seeking to rush the distribution of a vaccine — or simply to hype that one is possible — before Election Day on Nov. 3.
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Breaking News: The CDC told public health officials in all 50 states to prepare for a possible coronavirus vaccine by early November, raising concerns over politicized timing. https://t.co/Um8kPJGjco
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JUST IN: According to the New York Times, the CDC has notified states to get ready to distribute a vaccine by October or November. This raises questions on the political timing of the vaccine delivery. pic.twitter.com/BlLWSl9HBE
— MSNBC Live with Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanMSNBC) September 2, 2020