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CBS Fails to Replace False Declare U.S. Unable to Get Extra Pfizer Vaccine

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Two weeks in the past, every of the three main broadcast networks ran with dubious reporting that claimed america was unable to acquire extra of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, as a result of President Trump didn’t order sufficient. Disregarding the actual fact there was no solution to know which vaccine would get approval first, all of them leaped on the alternative to bash Trump. However on Tuesday, there was new reporting that mentioned Trump and Pfizer have been nearing a deal to safe round 100 million extra doses in time for summer time.

It was nice information that went utterly unreported by CBS Night Information, whereas ABC’s World Information Tonight, and NBC Nightly Information up to date their reporting to mirror the event.

On December 7, CBS really expanded the unique New York Occasions reporting to counsel Trump didn’t purchase sufficient of any COVID vaccine. “As a result of there are some studies on the market that the White Home may have bought extra doses of vaccine however did not,” anchor Norah O’Donnell declared as she teed up White Home correspondent Paula Reid.

On the time, the U.S. had bought 600 million doses from six totally different producers. It was a truth Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar used to bust the false narrative whereas on NBC. With the brand new Pfizer doses, that meant the Trump administration had secured over 700 million does for a rustic with a inhabitants of over 328 million individuals (many of the vaccines require two doses).

 

 

Reid bolstered O’Donnell’s lie with a, “That’s proper, Norah.” Then including: “The New York Occasions is reporting that over the summer time Pfizer provided the Trump administration extra doses of the vaccine however the authorities declined. And now, reportedly, Pfizer can’t present these to the U.S. as a result of they’ve already been allotted to different international locations.”

CBS refused to carry up the brand new reporting from The Occasions concerning the U.S. being on the verge of sealing that new deal.

Whereas CBS refused to replace the story, NBC gave it simply 13 seconds. “Additionally tonight, The New York Occasions and CNBC are reporting that Pfizer and the Trump administration is nearing a deal for an additional 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in alternate for precedence entry to uncooked supplies,” famous correspondent Tom Costello as he wrapped up his phase about public officers getting the vaccine.

ABC, then again, went again to the excellent news just a few instances totaling one minute, 4 seconds.

“Simply a few nights till Christmas, after all, and now we have information on Pfizer reportedly nearing a deal tonight with the Trump administration on tens of thousands and thousands of recent doses of the vaccine,” introduced anchor David Muir on the very prime of this system.

It was then revisited by correspondent Stephanie Ramos. “Tonight, a serious deal reportedly within the works to get tens of thousands and thousands extra vaccines to Individuals,” she reported. “In response to The New York Occasions, Pfizer is negotiating with the U.S. authorities to ship as many as 110 million much-needed doses between April and June of subsequent yr.”

She additionally had a press release from Pfizer, which mentioned “We proceed to work collaboratively with the U.S. authorities to get doses of our COVID-19 vaccine to as many Individuals as potential,” however they couldn’t touch upon if “confidential discussions” have been occurring.

The transcripts are under, click on “develop” to learn:

ABC’s World Information Tonight
December 22, 2020
6:32:30 p.m. Japanese

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DAVID MUIR: Good night and it is nice to have you ever with us right here on this Tuesday evening. Simply a few nights till Christmas, after all, and now we have information on Pfizer reportedly nearing a deal tonight with the Trump administration on tens of thousands and thousands of recent doses of the vaccine.

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6:33:22 p.m. Japanese

Tonight, The New York Occasions reporting Pfizer is nearing that deal. Tens of millions extra doses for the U.S. What the corporate is now saying tonight.

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6:34:04 p.m. Japanese

STEPHANIE RAMOS: Tonight, a serious deal reportedly within the works to get tens of thousands and thousands extra vaccines to Individuals. In response to The New York Occasions, Pfizer is negotiating with the U.S. authorities to ship as many as 110 million much-needed doses between April and June of subsequent yr.

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6:35:58 p.m. Japanese

MUIR: And I wish to flip again to that information late right this moment, Stephanie, the report a couple of deal for tens of thousands and thousands of extra doses from Pfizer for the approaching spring. What’s Pfizer saying thus far tonight?

RAMOS: Properly, David, Pfizer has simply offered us with a press release, I will learn it to you. “We proceed to work collaboratively with the U.S. authorities to get doses of our COVID-19 vaccine to as many Individuals as potential. The corporate just isn’t capable of touch upon any confidential discussions which may be going down with the U.S. Authorities.”

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NBC Nightly Information
December 22, 2020
7:07:29 p.m. Japanese

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[Cuts back to live]

TOM COSTELLO: Additionally tonight, The New York Occasions and CNBC are reporting that Pfizer and the Trump administration is nearing a deal for an additional 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in alternate for precedence entry to uncooked supplies.

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