Monday, December 14, 2020
The first trucks carrying the COVID-19 vaccine have left the manufacturing facility and are on their way to patients nationwide. There is a temptation to cheer the breakthrough leavened by the concern for the logistics in getting the shots to the right persons at the right places at the right times. Pfizer and Moderna have reaped worldwide attention for being the first to release effective vaccine. But, as noted here earlier, they need to be cautious because distribution of the vaccine is so difficult with the requirement that it remain at -94 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, it is good to see trucks pulling out of the plant and on their ways. In a year when the disease is under control, the companies can boast about what they have done and the entire logistics apparatus can vaunt their work as well. Now, we still have a long way to go.