Pfizer announced it’s second deal with the U.S. government in which they will provide an additional 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, along with orders for another vaccine made by Moderna. The additional 100 million doses will cost the government $1.95 billion.
Under its new deal, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will provide an additional 70 million doses by the end of June and another 30 million by the end of July. Pfizer’s vaccine was previously given an Emergency Use Authorization distinction from the Food and Drug Administration as it’s effectiveness continues to be studied to determine how well it works under real-world conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement,
“This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate every American who wants it by June 2021.”
Earlier this month, Pfizer’s vaccine was among the first to get approved for widespread use in the U.S. Individuals who will receive priority vaccination include health care workers and nursing home residents. In moderation, more Americans will have access to the free vaccines, which have been shown to be highly effective in clinical studies undertaken so far.
In a collaborative effort that joins two formidable forces for the first time, Steve Aoki and Aloe Blacc have come together for “My Way.” Spotlighting Blacc’s iconic vocals and possessing the commercial ability to take over top 40 radio waves, “My Way” is a soulful ballad with a heartfelt message and catchy production backdrop, arriving at a time when the world reflects on the past in preparation for a new year.
Aoki speaks about the song in an official release, stating,
“I’m so excited for my track with Aloe to finally be out in the world and to be able to share it with all of you. He has an incredible voice & it’s been awesome getting to work with him and blending my signature sound with his.”
The accompanying music video has also been released, presenting an equally uplifting visual to the single’s theme. Directed by Marco Marchiori, the video features shots of both artists performing “My Way” incorporated with TikTok-trending transitions. “My Way” is out now via Ultra Records.
Four Tet has released two unexpected LPs on Christmas day, piping just a bit of electronic icing on this year’s holiday season cake.
The albums, titled Parallel and 871, represent opposite sides of the Four Tet spectrum. The former works its way into the London-based musician’s more recent work, weaving his unique instrument selection and sampling prowess with the enchanting harmonies that Four Tet listeners have come to hope for.
871, which is attributed to the 00110100 01010100 (or 4T in binary) alias, harkens back to another time for the act, one with more experimental and even grungier dance floor takes. Recorded within 15 months between 1995 and 1997, 871 paints a picture of where Kieran Hebdan has come from as a producer. This LP ultimately shares more similarities with Fridge, a post-rock outfit featuring Hebdan that started shortly this time, but it offers a unique moment of reflection for how much an artist’s sound can evolve over time.
The new albums were announced just hours before their release in a Twitter post made on Christmas Eve. Listen to them both below.
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