“When you put …. pedal to the floor, you can get it,” Fauci told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday.
At the current pace of vaccination, that necessary limit would not be reached until February 2022, but Fauci said authorities would have to expedite production and distribution by community vaccine centers, fully involve pharmacies, to go into inaccessible Have to use mobile units. place
Fossey’s assessment provides a glimpse of hope as forecasts predict the death toll from the virus within the next month to 500,000.
“The only way to solve a problem is to do it yourself,” he said. “Everyone wears a mask, everyone follows public health measures, get the vaccine out as soon as possible, we do everything we can to get the available supplements and into people’s arms.”
Senior citizens have to wait hours in LA
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one million coronavirus virus vaccines were given on Thursday – for the second time in a day.
Although, more than 17.5 million doses were administered in total, officials say they are not receiving vaccines early to meet the demand.
In Georgia, officials are seeing a high number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, and the 120,000 doses allocated per week to the state are not enough to vaccinate seniors and other high-risk residents, Gov. Brian Kemp said.
“We will still have far more demand than supply,” Kemp said.
Supply disruptions in New York City mean members of the NYPD and FDNY do not have sufficient doses to be vaccinated, agencies told CNN on Thursday. FDNY stated that it is still enough for those who already have appointments and who have already received their first dose.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said the lines at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium on Thursday were filled with people over 65 years old waiting for five hours for a vaccine.
“There may be a wait there … so use the toilet beforehand, bring water and snacks, and make sure your gas tank is full or your car is charged,” he said.
Surgeon General Dr. President Joe Biden’s pick for Vivek Murthy said the United States needs to make more efforts to speed up vaccination.
“It may not take us a year to get significant levels of vaccination,” Murthy told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We have to get there soon.”
Most Americans do not know when or where they can get vaccinated, including older Americans who are already eligible to receive the vaccine in a growing number of states, “KFF President and CEO Drew Altman told a news Friday The release said. ” A large number of people are frustrated, angry and confused. ”
New vaccines may be on the way
Officials hope that new coronavirus virus vaccines will be approved and help speed up administration.
Currently, the US has approved vaccines by Pfizer and Modern.
However, Johnson & Johnson is running a “very large scale” clinical trial and “plans to have enough vaccines for 100 million Americans by spring”, board member Drs. Mark McClellan told CNBC on Thursday.
Dr. Fauci said the company’s vaccine is “around the corner” by seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA.
“They are probably a few weeks away when the data was looked at, for the FDA to evaluate whether we are in a position where we can go ahead and start thinking about bringing it to the public ,” They said. .
The new vaccine will come with benefits, he said. It will come in a single shot and will not need to be in a cold climate that has made storing and transporting existing vaccines very difficult.
“AstraZeneca is not quite there yet, you know this is one that is being tested in many countries but it is a little behind, but not far behind” said Fauci.
Last week, the federal government’s Operation Tana spp program said it hopes to get authorization by the end of March, said chief advisor Monsep Saloi.
“Hopefully the vaccine is again efficacious, as shown in tests conducted in Brazil and the UK,” Solau said. “So perhaps an approval elsewhere for the latter part of the month of March, and a significant number of available doses around that time.”
CNN’s Michael Nedelman, Deidre McPhillips, Maria Cartaya, Lindsey Benson, Lauren Mascarenhas, Alexandra Max, Ivan Simko-Bednarski, Andrea Diaz, Jacques Howard and Nick Neville contributed to this report.