February 5th, local time, at the coronavirus press conference held by the White House, Tim Manning, the supply chain coordinator of the
White House COVID-19 Response Team, said that the U.S. government is using the Defense Production Act to alleviate the pandemic in three aspects and provide more to Pfizer.
Equipment to increase vaccine production, increase the supply of home testing to 60 million, and build factories in the United States to produce surgical gloves.
At the same time, 1,100 active-duty soldiers will be assigned to the vaccination site to assist. These personnel, including the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, will be divided into five teams of 222 people each.
Earlier this week, White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt said that the United States is increasing production of domestic coronavirus test kits to increase the supply of test kits nationwide.
In addition, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will also release guidelines for safe and open schools next week.