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Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed as extra Americans obtain their first photographs.
More than 4.eight million individuals within the U.S. have acquired their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The quantity is a far cry from the federal authorities’s objective to inoculate 20 million Americans by the tip of 2020 and 50 million Americans by the tip of this month.
Late final month, U.S. officials acknowledged vaccine distribution has been slower than that they had hoped. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, informed STAT News on Tuesday that she expects vaccine rollout to hurry up “pretty massively” within the coming weeks.
“It’s the early stages of a really complicated task, but a task that we’re up for,” she informed STAT.