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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Michael C Burgess MD (R-TX)

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Emergency Use Authorization for Moderna’s novel Coronavirus 2019 vaccine.

“There is something special about this time of year and having a second Coronavirus vaccine approved for emergency use adds to the joy of the season,” said Burgess.

“In a span of one week, we have witnessed two vaccines receive Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA. This is a shining example of American resourcefulness and the successful work done through Operation Warp Speed. I want to thank President Trump for putting American innovation first, our scientists and medical community, and the countless volunteers who have stepped up during this pandemic to serve on the front lines.

“This second vaccine is a signal that we are nearing the end of this pandemic, but we cannot stop taking the proper precautions especially now that cold and flu season is in full swing. Please continue to wash your hands thoroughly, wear a mask if you are unable to properly social distance, and stay home if you are sick. At the start of this pandemic, America declared that we are in this together and together we will reach the end.”