Handbags and dry ice .. The start of the first shipment...

Handbags and dry ice .. The start of the first shipment...
Handbags and dry ice .. The start of the first shipment...
The first batch of vaccines was transported from Brussels, Belgium, to the city of Chicago, USA, on a charter flight belonging to United Airlines.

The amount of vaccines that have arrived in Chicago has not yet been revealed, but press reports spoke of a “large shipment”.

Pfizer has designed special hand luggage-sized shipping containers, carrying approximately 9 kg of baggage Dry iceTo keep the pollen at appropriate temperatures.

However, the amount of dry ice that any aircraft can carry has specific safety standards set by the US Federal Aviation Administration, because this substance can convert to carbon dioxide, which may lead to suffocation in poorly ventilated places.

The two companies had submitted a request to the US authorities to obtain a license to use the vaccine, which is expected to be issued within 10 days.

The vaccine cannot be traded medically until it is licensed, but it can be sent to distribution sites to allow for faster delivery once approval is obtained for circulation.

According to the plans of the “Warp Speed” initiative led by the White House to develop and distribute vaccines, the delivery of the first batch of vaccines will begin within 24 hours of obtaining the authorization of the US Food and Drug Administration.

And “Pfizer” has two factories that produce the vaccine against “”Covid 19One in the US state of Michigan and the other in Belgium, and the company also has a distribution site in Wisconsin, where the vaccine will be stored.

“Pfizer” and “Biontech” announced a few weeks ago that clinical trials revealed the great success of their vaccine, which gave hope that the world could recover from the health and economic crisis that it has been going through about a year ago.

However, the most important drawback to this vaccine is that it needs very low temperatures, reaching 80 degrees below zero, to keep it healthy.

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