• COVID-19 cases in the US surpass 100,000 per day. Source 

• Novavax, a US-based firm awarded a $1.75 billion government contract to develop and produce a coronavirus vaccine, announced that “The U.S. government has recently instructed the company to prioritize alignment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the company’s analytic methods before conducting additional US manufacturing and further indicated that the US government will not fund additional US manufacturing until such agreement has been made.” An unnamed source from the US Department of Health and Human Services said that the government wanted Novavax to strengthen its testing and quality control operation. Source