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Fauci says 100 million vaccinations in 100 days 'absolutely a doable thing'

By Brad Heath

 

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FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks at an event where U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden's goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency "is absolutely a doable thing," Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday.

 

Fauci, speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press", said two new vaccines under development by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson could "very soon" be presented to U.S. regulators for approval, which would increase the pace of vaccinations. "We're weeks away, not months away, for sure," he said.

 

He said more vaccinations - coupled with mask-wearing and avoiding crowds - would be the best way for the United States to tackle a new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus.

 

"If we can get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape and could beat even the mutant," he said.

 

Fauci's remarks came amid criticism of the pace at which the United States is administering vaccines for a disease that has killed more than 390,000 people in the country. About 10.6 million Americans have so far been vaccinated, about half as many as President Donald Trump's administration hoped would have received injections by the end of 2020.

 

Biden has said ramping up the pace of vaccinations will be one of his top priorities when he takes office on Wednesday.

 

"One thing that's clear is that the issue of getting 100 million doses in the first 100 days is absolutely a doable thing," Fauci said. "The feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear. There's no doubt about that, that that can be done."

 

(Reporting by Brad Heath; Editing by Ross Colvin and Daniel Wallis)

 

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After reading this it clearly seems like that B.S. about that the vaccine would be available for all with equal distribution has totally failed. How can US have possibility to give vaccine to 100 million people in 100 days, when other countries have to wait 3 month for the possibility to give vaccine to 1 million citizens?

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5 hours ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

After reading this it clearly seems like that B.S. about that the vaccine would be available for all with equal distribution has totally failed. How can US have possibility to give vaccine to 100 million people in 100 days, when other countries have to wait 3 month for the possibility to give vaccine to 1 million citizens?

 

Incompetend Governments ?!

 

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

Fauci says 100 million vaccinations in 100 days 'absolutely a doable thing'

There's a vacancy on the Thai Cabinet for this man if he can get a work permit.

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Biden’s Covid-19 Plan Is Maddeningly Obvious

I wish I could tell you that the incoming Biden administration had a genius plan for combating Covid-19, thick with ideas no one else had thought of and strategies no one else had tried. But it doesn’t.

What it does have is the obvious plan for combating Covid-19, full of ideas many others have thought of and strategies it is appalling we haven’t yet tried. 

Opinion | Biden’s Covid-19 Plan Is Maddeningly Obvious - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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A great article explaining why the US failed with the virus.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/covid-deaths-2020.html

 

One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure

 

After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation.

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