US Federal Government Reaches $2.1 Billion Agreement With Sanofi And GlaxoSmithKline For Coronavirus Vaccines
- August 03, 2020
Reuters (7/31, Erman, O'Donnell) reported the US federal government has reached an agreement with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline to pay $2.1 billion for coronavirus vaccines for 50 million people. Under the agreement, the federal government has agreed “to underwrite the drug makers’ testing and manufacturing.”
NPR (7/31, Lupkin) reported, “This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed’s portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date.” The US federal government has also made agreements with AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, and Pfizer.
Politico (7/31, Brennan) also covered the story.