- Dr. Fauci is confident the U.S. can start vaccinating 1 million Americans per day.
- During a recent interview, Fauci said the FDA may approve a new COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in the next few weeks.
- Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine only requires a single dose as opposed to the two required by Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID vaccines.
The United States, unfortunately, isn’t anywhere close to meeting some of the more optimistic vaccine projections made by health experts last month. In the weeks preceding the rollout of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, officials from Operation Warp Speed said the U.S. would be able to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of January and 100 million Americans by the end of February.
As it stands now, the U.S. has administered an estimated 14.3 million vaccine doses since mid-December. At the current rate, the U.S. will be lucky to reach the 20 million threshold before the end of the month. And it goes without saying that vaccinating100 million people by the end of February is nothing short of a pipedream at this point. The good news, though, is that the vaccine rollout is slowly becoming more efficient and should continue to improve over the next few weeks. What’s more, Dr. Fauci, during a recent appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press , said that the U.S. is completely capable of hitting a vaccination rate of 1 million Americans per day. Incidentally, President-elect Joe Biden has promised to vaccinate 100 million Americans within his first 100 days of office.
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