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COVID-19 Situational Report

December 10, 2020


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Case Update

Vaccines and Therapeutics


Medical Countermeasure Development

  • Pfizer and BioNTech submitted a formal application to the FDA for authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is expected to meet on December 10 to review the data and provide a recommendation to the FDA on approval.

  • Moderna has applied to the FDA for an EUA for its vaccine candidate. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is expected to meet regarding this vaccine on December 17.

  • Further data from the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine candidate was released by the FDA prior to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting on December 10. The data includes confirmation of the vaccine’s high efficacy.

Federal Coordination

Public Health

Healthcare Resilience

  • On December 7, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced it would be distributing $523 million to over 9,000 nursing homes as a reward for reducing COVID-19 related infections and deaths during the fall.

Business Continuity

CHANYS EM Team would like to thank our partners at Healthcare Ready for the information included in this post.


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