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Israel ‘Days away’ from COVID Vaccine Deal With Pfizer, Netanyahu Says

Israel ‘Days away’ from COVID Vaccine Deal With Pfizer, Netanyahu Says
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel was set to sign an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer within days for a potential coronavirus vaccine, hours after holding two phone calls with the firm’s CEO.

At the same time, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein warned that it would likely take a long time for Israel to actually begin to receive inoculations from any of the various vaccine development bets it has placed.

Netanyahu’s office said he held a middle of the night conference call with Pfizer chief Albert Bourla, Israeli deputy attorney general Roi Sheindorf, and Pfizer’s own legal adviser “in order to remove all the bureaucratic obstacles and difficulties in signing the deal,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement…

To read more visit The Times of Israel.

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