“Frustrated” Cuomo Seeks Direct Vax Deal With Pfizer

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Cuomo, fed up with the federal government’s frustratingly slow rollout of COVID vaccines, is going straight to the source. The governor penned a letter Monday to Pfizer asking if the pharmaceutical giant would cut out the middleman and sell doses directly to New York.

“You no doubt understand the challenges New York and other states face,” Cuomo wrote. “The federal administration essentially opened up a floodgate while cutting our supply — leading to confusion, frustration and dashed hopes.”

In his letter, he argues that there is nothing preventing the company from dealing directly with states and circumventing the feds since Pfizer was not a part of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine rollout.

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