Why did it take until now for the “experts” to figure this out?
“C’mon, give me a break, man,” President Biden told a reporter Thursday, when asked if his goal of getting 100 million Americans vaccinated in his first 100 days is too modest. “It’s a good start, 100 million.” Biden was right that when he “first made this pledge, it was an ambitious goal,” Politico’s Renuka Rayasam writes. “But now it’s only a modest bump from the pace of vaccinations that he inherited,” and experts agree it won’t cut it anymore.
“At a pace of 1 million doses a day, the virus wouldn’t be contained until sometime in 2022,” Politico reports. Peter Hotez, a vaccine expert at the Baylor College of Medicine, said the U.S. needs to vaccinate 2-3 million people a day to quash the pandemic by September, and the sooner the better, given the rise of new, more contagious variants. “We’ve blown every other opportunity,” Hotez said. “This is all we have left.”
Gosh. What a surprise.
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.