This year, some children sent Christmas letters to Pfizer about its COVID-19 vaccine
"Dear Pfizer, I heard you made a new vaccone for corenavirus. Good job. Can you please send some to the North Pole for Santa and his elves please. We want to save Christmas and make all the kids happy," one child wrote.
Christmas this year is different in many ways -- whether it's the celebrations or children's wish lists -- due to the ongoing pandemic.
Every holiday season, children around the world write Christmas letters to Santa Claus, scribbling down which toys they want and any questions they may have onto letters for mailing to the North Pole. And every year, the US Postal Service makes these letters available for anyone to "adopt" through its Operation Santa program to help make these wishes come true.
This year, many of them have asked Santa to find a cure for COVID-19, while others hope that he and his elves are staying healthy. Not only this, some children chose to send their letters to the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with coronavirus vaccines at the top of their holiday wish lists.
"Dear Pfizer, I heard you made a new vaccone for corenavirus. Good job. Can you please send some to the North Pole for Santa and his elves please. We want to save Christmas and make all the kids happy," one child wrote, according to CNN.
Another child's message went straight to the point: "Here is what my leter to you sase. All I want for Chrismis is for them to have anuf corora valtsens for arry won please."
So, Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla responded.
"Letters like these – from children brimming with compassion and hope – remind us of why the work we do every day is so important. Pfizer’s purpose – breakthroughs that change patients’ lives – is more urgent than ever," Bourla said on a post shared on Linkedin on Wednesday.
"To Finn and Callum, who sent these letters, you are kind, compassionate and thoughtful young boys, and I want you to know that we are doing everything we can to help bring hope to people around the world. And we will make sure to take care of Santa and his elves, too."
Recently, US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci told CNN that he took a trip up to the North Pole to vaccinate Santa and he is "good to go" to deliver holiday cheer. “I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself,” Fauci said during Sesame Street’s coronavirus town hall meeting on CNN this week. “He is good to go.”
The director of Maine’s public health department said on Thursday his agency received a lab report from the North Pole confirming that Santa had antibodies and was negative for the virus.
“Data show that the vaccine he received from Dr Fauci is working,” Dr Nirav Shah wrote on Twitter.
“Effective IMMEDIATELY, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with their elves and reindeer – including Rudolph – are permitted to fly in and around New Jersey from Christmas Eve into Christmas morning,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wrote on Twitter.
BREAKING: I am hereby declaring Santa Claus an essential worker.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) December 24, 2020
Effective IMMEDIATELY, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with their elves and reindeer – including Rudolph – are permitted to fly in and around New Jersey from Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.
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