Merck-Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine deal gives NYC a booster of hope, de Blasio says

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As New York City rounds the two million vaccination mark this week, it seems pharmaceutical companies are learning to play nice at the behest of the Biden administration and ramp up production together. 

“Three companies only is not the way to defeat this virus,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his morning briefing on Tuesday, March 2.

De Blasio, who has been harping from his virtual soapbox about using the Defense Production Act for some time, said that bringing in more companies is an important step to getting the much needed vaccine supply.

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