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Posted on: September 16, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City goes over 1,000-mark; free drive-through testing at TSX


Yesterday (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) Taylor went over the 1,000-mark in total confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year. It reported four cases, to up its total to 1,002. No new deaths were reported. Here are the complete countywide totals.

Residents should take note that Wayne County is offering a free COVID-19 drive-through testing at the Sportsplex (13333 Telegraph) on Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27 (see the flyer below for more information).

According to the Wayne County Report for September 16, 2020, the chief executive of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer has warned that not enough COVID-19 vaccines will be available for everyone in the world to be inoculated until the end of 2024 at the earliest.

Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, said that pharmaceutical companies were not increasing production capacity quickly enough to vaccinate the global population sooner.

“It’s going to take four to five years until everyone gets the vaccine on this planet,” said Poonawalla, who estimated that if the COVID-19 shot is a two-dose vaccine – such as measles or rotavirus – the world will need 15 billion doses. The Serum Institute of India produces 1.5 billion doses of vaccines annually, for use in more than 170 countries.


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