The Hill reports:
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb [photo], now a member of the Pfizer board of directors, said Tuesday that the pharmaceutical giant offered the Trump administration the chance to buy additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine multiple times, but that officials turned down the offers.
The comments from Gottlieb confirm a report in The New York Times, which on Monday revealed that additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine, beyond the 100 million already purchased, may not be available in the U.S. until June because they were committed to other countries after the Trump administration passed on them.
Breaking NYT: Trump officials passed when Pfizer offered in late summer to sell the U.S. government additional doses of its COVID vaccine.
Now Pfizer may not be able to provide more vaccine to the U.S. until June because of commitments to other countries. https://t.co/jC01GdH9wP
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) December 8, 2020