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Governor Whitmer Statement on Pfizer Vaccine News, President-Elect Biden's COVID-19 Response Team Announcement


November 9, 2020 

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Pfizer Vaccine News, President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team Announcement 


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Pfizer announced that an early analysis showed that their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective, and after President-Elect Joe Biden announced his COVID-19 Response Team comprised of health experts from across the country: 


“This is great news for our families, our frontline workers, and our small business ownersMichigan has always been on the forefront of innovation, and I am proud to see that Pfizer, a Michigan business and one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the world, will produce the vaccine in our great state. We must remember that when the vaccine is ready, it will take time to distribute, and we need everyone to continue doing their part to protect each other from COVID-19. That’s why it’s so important that President-Elect Biden has announced a team of medical experts to lead our country’s COVID-19 response. It is crucial that leaders across the country listen to science and the recommendations of health experts, and President-Elect Biden has made it clear that he shares that commitment. I look forward to working closely with him and medical experts everywhere to fight this virus and save lives.”