WASHINGTON – President Biden’s first vaccine promise of 100 million shots in the first 100 days was fulfilled 42 days earlier. So he doubled it on Thursday, saying that 200 million shares would be allocated by April 30 during his presidency.
The nation is ready to meet the revised target, as the average seven-day vaccination rate exceeds 2.5 million. Vaccine supplies are also expected to expand in April, giving multiple states the right to open jurisdiction to all people over the age of 16.
So the new goal is similar to the original goal. It sounds ambitious, but it is assumed that only the United States is in line with its current level of vaccination. The approach is in line with the president’s promising’s over-supply strategy after the previous administration made unrealistic assessments of vaccine availability.
“I know this is ambitious, twice our main goal, but no country in the world has approached our cause, not even close to it,” Biden said in an introductory speech before his first official press conference. “I believe we can do it.”
The comments were the only discussion of the coronavirus during the hourly exchange with journalists. And they left the critical details unaddressed. Among them, said Andrew Pavia, professor of pediatrics and infectious diseases at the University of Utah, how the United States will help the rest of the world to defeat the virus not only for humanitarian and economic reasons, but because “as long as the virus is repeated around the world, we will have to keep with that. “
Monica Gandhi, a professor of infectious disease medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, says she is amazed. No one asked Biden about outstanding policy issues.
“I’m almost on the floor,” he said. “As an infectious disease doctor, as a human being, I’m completely confused why the press does not ask about something that still touches all areas of our lives.”
Regarding the new goal of the new president of household vaccines, Pavia said. “They are going to meet it. That is not the point. ” Peter Hotes, co-chair of the Children’s Center for Label Vaccine Development, Professor of Hot Pediatrics, Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, agreed that 200 million shots in 100 days was “not enough”.
To stop the herd, Hotez said, about 80 percent of the population should be immunized, which means that about 260 million people should be vaccinated.
Because two of the authorized vaccines are two doses, 200 million shots means vaccinating fewer people, but not enough to achieve the high level of immunity needed to stop the spread of the virus, which now promotes the rise of daily infections. ,
Last week, Biden hinted at a new goal, telling reporters as he left the White House for Atlanta. “We can double it.” Promising 100 million shots in his first 100 days seemed risky when Biden outlined his plans in December before vaccines began to be distributed. But it was clear from the inauguration ceremony that the shots were fired much faster, which prompted Biden to step up.
National targeted assistance frames the urgency of vaccination, especially when the most contagious versions of the virus are spreading across the country. With the math in mind, this goal sets Biden on a winning streak that will help determine his newborn presidency.
At the same time, it has little effect on how quickly medical providers actually immunize people. Public and local health care providers, as well as pharmacists and vaccinators, work as quickly as possible to cover the relevant population, not waiting for the White House’s renewed goals.