January 25th – The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted for the first time on the 24th that the federal government’s existing number of coronavirus vaccines is not enough to supply states.
Rochelle Walensky, the new director of the CDC, said in an interview with Fox News on the 24th: “For many states such as New York, we don’t have enough vaccines to meet the dosage required by states.”
Valensky acknowledged that the shortage of vaccine supply will be one of the biggest challenges in the first few weeks of the current U.S. government’s term.
Valensky said he sincerely hoped that there would be more vaccine production in the United States after the first 100 days.
New York Gov. Cuomo shouted at the weekend that the federal government should “do everything possible to increase supply”. Cuomo said that the New York state’s vaccine inventory is very low and “may have been exhausted”.
On Friday (22nd), the mayor of New York also asked the federal government to send more doses and allow the vaccine originally used as a second dose to be vaccinated to people who have not yet been injected with the first dose.
As of the 23rd, the number of people vaccinated every day in the United States has reached 1.06 million, exceeding the federal government’s target of 1 million doses a day.
According to the report, the current U.S. government has promised to vaccinate 100 million people within 100 days of taking office, but at the current rate, it will not be possible even by the end of the year.