Hudson Valley Lawmaker Attends President’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in DC

A local lawmaker was the only New York State official to attend yesterday’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Summit in Washington. North Rockland and Orange County Assemblyman Colin Schmitt says after speaking with Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, he is confident the infrastructure will be ready to bring the vaccine to New Yorkers…

The summit included governors, private-sector executives, drug distributors and others from companies that will be involved in distributing COVID-19 vaccines once the FDA gives approval. According to CBS News, executives from Pfizer and Moderna were not in attendance.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in the county, we lost four more Rocklanders to the virus, for a total of 714. We’ve got two in the hospital being examined, another 66 there have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 1,960 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 23,072 reported cases, 175 more than Tuesday.

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