President Biden’s Center for Disease Control Director didn’t “know the answer” as to whether or not Pfizer vaccines produced in America would be staying in the country.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky’s remarks prompted CBS host Tony Dokoupil to “call into doubt” how “reliable the projections are from the Biden administration.”
“I’m surprised to hear you say you don’t know whether the Michigan facility is pumping them out for the U.S. alone if you spent time this week trying to sort this out and then make promises. It calls into doubt, to some extent, how reliable the projections are from the Biden administration.”
Dokoupil’s comments followed him asking Walensky “are all the vaccines being made at the Pfizer facility in Michigan in this country staying in this country?”
Walensky reveals that she “doesn’t know the answer to that off the top of my head”:
“I know that they’re – I don’t know the answer to that off the top of my head. I do – you know – certainly the general would know that. I do – my job is to make sure that we get the vaccine that we have dedicated to this country committed and bought by this government. I want to remind folks that we have an anticipated 600 million doses that we will have by over the summer – enough to vaccinate all people over 16 here by the end of the summer. So we have secured as much as we need as fast as these manufacturers are making it here.”