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Vaccine distribution fiasco continues in the United States


The first three weeks of coronavirus vaccination in the US have proven to be a debacle. #According to the #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention (CDC), less than one-fifth of the 11.4 million vaccine doses distributed have been administered.

#At the current rate of about one million doses administered per week, it will take another 329 weeks, or more than six years, to administer the vaccine to everyone in the country. #In addition, since the vaccines currently approved for use require two doses to be most effective, the time to properly vaccinate everyone in the country may be closer to double the above estimate.

A #Health #Department worker fills a syringe with #Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and healthcare personnel. (AP #Photo/Matt #Slocum)

#President-elect #Biden claims that he will distribute 100 million vaccinations during his first 100 days in office, 14 times the current rate. #However, little has been forthcoming from his transition team on exactly how this will be accomplished.

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The slow rollout has been proceeding during the worst month of the pandemic to date. The US recorded more than six million cases of COVID-19 in #December alone, along with more than 70,000 deaths. #While dips in reporting caused by the holiday season are showing a decrease in the daily case and death rates, these are expected to spike back up after the new year, as reports from #December are filed and an expected new wave of infections occurs as a result of travel during the last week of 2020.

#In total, the US has now suffered more than 20,000,000 cases of COVID-19, and will have a death toll of more than 350,000 by the end of the month. #Worldwide, there are more than 83 million confirmed cases and at least 1.8 million reported deaths.

#An independent report from #Bloomberg tells a similar catastrophic story about the state of vaccine distribution in the #United #States. #According to the news outlet, nearly 20 million first doses of the vaccine have been allotted to states, but only 2.3 million have been administered, about 11.5 percent.



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