Wednesday, February 24, 2021

100 million vaccinations in 100 days .. Is Biden close to fulfilling his promises after the first month of his presidency?


On the eighth of last December, that is, before US President Joe Biden assumed office, he pledged to launch a massive campaign to fulfill his pledge to distribute 100 million vaccines in 100 days, and with the inauguration day, the new administration began to approach this goal.

Today, a month after taking office, it appears that the US president may achieve this goal and even exceed it to achieve his goal of providing the vaccine to all adults in the United States by the summer, according to a report published by the Associated Press, Sunday.

The distributions of the two anti-Covid-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) have contributed to increasing the number of people receiving the necessary doses to limit the outbreak of the new Corona virus.

Despite the weather conditions in the United States last week, which caused the delivery of 6 million doses to be blocked, the country came close to reaching a “breach” in vaccine production, with expectations that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be approved soon.

But vaccine production and distribution pose completely separate challenges, and this is what Biden reflected, Friday, during an inspection tour of the “Pfizer” company, Friday, when he said: “Getting the vaccine is one thing, but injecting it into a person’s arm is something completely different.”

Since they received approval for emergency use last December, more than 75 million doses of the “Moderna” and “Pfizer” vaccines have been distributed, and 63 million people have been injected with them, or 13 percent. About 45 million doses have been injected since Biden took office on January 20.

But the speed of distributing vaccines will increase tremendously. Within five and a half weeks, 145 million doses are expected to be distributed, and 200 million doses are expected to be added to them by the end of May, and 200 million doses by the end of July.

The United States is close to the threshold of 500 thousand deaths in Corona

The United States is close to exceeding the threshold of 500,000 deaths from the Coronavirus, at a time when a number of hopeful indicators are emerging, foremost of which is the escalation of the pace of vaccinations.

The number of injections reached 1.7 million doses per day last week, and this number is expected to double with the increase in the number of vaccines produced.

Dr. Liana Wayne, a professor of public health at George Washington University, told the Associated Press that the new US administration may commit to giving three million doses of anti-corona vaccines per day.

With the slowdown in vaccine distribution significantly, with bad weather in Texas and the southern states, and the freeze in vaccine shipping sites in Louisville (Kentucky) and Memphis (Tennessee), an infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, announced, on Sunday, that a third of the late doses They have been distributed, and the White House expects the remaining doses to be available by March 1.



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