Trump Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Deal For Care Facilities

Headline Roundup October 17th, 2020

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a deal with CVS and Walgreens to provide a coronavirus vaccine to seniors and staff in long-term care facilities with no out-of-pocket cost, once a vaccine is developed and available. Trump promised a deal as he spoke to a crowd of a few hundred seniors in Fort Myers, Fla. In the speech, Trump defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic and pledged to have 100 million vaccines available by the end of the year. On Friday, the chief executive of drug company Pfizer said the company would not apply for regulatory clearance for its vaccine until the third week of November at the earliest.

Some left-and-center outlets framed Trump's announcement as Trump's effort to appeal to seniors. Right-rated outlets tended to focus more on the details of the pharmacy partnership plan and analyzing where vaccine developments currently stand.

Trump Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Deal For Care Facilities

From the Left
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The Trump administration announced Friday a deal with CVS and Walgreens to administer a future coronavirus vaccine to seniors and staff in long-term care facilities with no out-of-pocket cost.

President Donald Trump — who polls show is trailing Joe Biden among Americans over 65 — referenced the deal in a Florida speech on “protecting seniors” Friday afternoon.

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From the Center
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President Trump appealed to American seniors on Friday by touting his administration’s effort to swiftly deliver a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, announcing a new public-private partnership to deliver a possible vaccine to senior citizens free of cost.

During a speech in Fort Myers, Fla., Trump announced that his administration would partner with CVS and Walgreens to immediately deliver a vaccine directly to nursing homes at no cost to their residents.

Trump delivered the remarks to a crowd of a few hundred people.

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From the Right
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Friday that it had partnered with CVS and Walgreens to administer coronavirus vaccines to long-term care facilities once one is developed.

“The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program provides complete management of the COVID-19 vaccination process. This means LTCF residents and staff across the country will be able to safely and efficiently get vaccinated once vaccines are available and recommended for them, if they have not been previously vaccinated. It will also minimize the burden on LTCF sites and jurisdictional health...

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