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White House to invoke DPA to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production

· 02/05/2021 12:01
White House to invoke DPA to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production

- The Biden administration said on Friday it was invoking the Defense Production Act to help Pfizer Inc PFE.N ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production and that "every option" was on the table to produce more Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N vaccine should it be authorized.

It will also use the wartime powers to increase at-home COVID-19 tests, and make more surgical gloves in the U.S., officials said at a Friday media briefing.



(Reporting by Dania Nadeem and Rebecca Spalding in Bengaluru, Editing by Franklin Paul)

((Dania.Nadeem@thomsonreuters.com;))