Many, or most vaccines, may require two-doses spaced over time – that means the U.S. will need to administer between 1 and 2 million doses every single day for six months.
Me, on December 2, 2020 after recognizing we have only two-dose vaccines in this time frame:
The major logistic challenge is administration of doses to individuals. We need to target up to over 3 million doses per day, 7 days per week.
Me, on January 2, 2021:
In the US we need to inoculate 3-4 million people every day, 7 days per week.
Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen on January 15, 2021:
“We need to be getting to more than 3 million vaccinations a day, rapidly,” said [Dr. Leana] Wen [public health expert].
President-elect Joe Biden on January 15, 2021:
Biden has said that his goal is for 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to be administered within the first 100 days of his presidency, which would be the end of April.
One million doses per day – is this 50 million people x 2 doses or 100 million people (including all doses)? 100 M is the same plan and contracted deliveries of vaccines we already had – that’s not an improvement. We need to double or triple that goal.
I am in the last 10% of the my state’s eligibility – based on changing criteria of our state’s Advisory Committee, it appears I will be moved to the last 5%. I have multiple moderate risk factors (age, asthma, BP) but the scheme does not take these into account – thus, I may be the last person to be vaccinated in my state at the end of 2021. Seriously.
I am an idiot with no experience in health care. I make observations and ask stupid questions. My comments are for entertainment only. Consequently, anything I suggest is stupid.