NAW President and CEO Eric Hoplin today published an op-ed in Morning Consult, “With COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments Approved, America Must Now Embrace Its Supply Chain to Distribute Them”
In part, the op-ed reads:
When COVID-19 was detected in America early last year, the ensuing pandemic tested the strength and brilliance of our scientific and medical community. Our scientists and medical professionals produced multiple effective vaccines in less than one year.
With vaccines now available at a previously unimaginable speed, the United States must now similarly turn to the advantages and capabilities found in its existing supply chain in the quest to distribute vaccines near the pace of their creation. Over decades, the distribution industry has developed the world’s leading network, knowledge, technology and logistics expertise to efficiently and safely move products across the country. With our assistance, the government can create a much larger and efficient network of vaccinators, quickly reaching more people in all areas of the United States.