The Food and Drug Administration will announce tougher standards for a coronavirus vaccine. The FDA is issuing a guidance that’s part of an effort to boost transparency and public trust in a potential vaccine. (The Washington Post)

Joe Biden’s campaign balances encouraging trust in vaccines and criticizing President Trump’s vaccine efforts. The campaign is put in a tough spot to not cast doubt on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. (STAT)

The U.S. has surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. The U.S. has one of the highest death rates in the world and is losing about about 800 people each day to the virus. (Reuters)

States have until October 16 to submit plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the deadline for the plans. The plans need to account for certain requirements like the cold storage needed for some late-stage vaccines. (Reuters)

Register to attend MM+M’s upcoming webcast “Maximize Your Marketing Efforts with Partner Alignment.” Speakers will include leaders from Veeva, AbbVie and Crossix discussing how to maximize the impact of your marketing investments. The webcast is on September 24. (MM+M)