New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla on Monday if the state can purchase additional doses of the coronavirus vaccine directly from the company.

In a press conference Monday, Cuomo slammed the Trump administration for the slow rollout of the vaccine, which is providing doses to states.

“The problem was created by the federal negligence in the first place,” he said, according to Fox Business. “The federal government is in control of the supply. They must increase the supply. Approve Johnson & Johnson, expedite that. Buy more Pfizer. Buy more Moderna.”

He added, “As a state, we’re trying to do everything we can. Pfizer is technically not bound by any federal agreement because they did not get engaged in what the federal government called Operation Warp Speed.”

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