- U.S. may give out two half-volume doses of Moderna vaccine to double the number of people who could get preliminary protection.
- Biden to invoke Defense Production Act to force ramp up of vaccine manufacturing.
This confirms my previous analysis of the vaccine shortage.
Until these production issues are resolved, it appears the “general public” not in a prioritized group, will not get to wait in line until the summer of 2021 – July to September time frame – or longer. It’s just simple math.
Hopefully, production will ramp up and hopefully plans will be put in place to vaccine several million people every day, 7 days per week for the next 6 to 9 months. That’s the pace we need to be aiming for.
At this point, the vaccine rollout has been a mess. My state took off Christmas and New Years holidays and largely stopped or significantly curtailed giving out vaccines. I’m so old, I remember when we thought this was an emergency – now we just take the weekend off…
See the blue columns – this is an outrage – considering they’ve only used up 25% of the doses that have been received:
Saw this chart for NYC
Provided by a NYC Councilmember and Chair of the Health Committee
Shows vaccination rates in NYC – where they basically close for the weekends.
New York and Florida have announced they intend to fine hospitals that do not expeditiously deliver vaccinations to patients – and in New York, will cut off the supply of vaccines to hospitals that cannot get their act together.