December 19th, local time, U.S. Army General Gustav Perner, chief operating officer of the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp” vaccine project, said that many states in the United States complained that 40% less vaccines were distributed than expected due to poor communication.
He apologized to the confusion caused by state officials about vaccine distribution.
Recently, New Jersey, California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington state all said that the actual coronavirus vaccine distribution was about 40% less than expected, but the U.S. federal government did not give any explanation. Until the same day, Perner said at a press conference: “I should bear personal responsibility for improper communication.
I am willing to take responsibility for wrong communication.” Perner explained that he gave some states an estimate higher than the actual dose of vaccines available for distribution, so he had to reduce the allocation.
After apology, Perner also revealed that by the end of 2020, the U.S. federal government is expected to distribute about 20 million doses of vaccine to the United States. He said that the distribution of these doses will continue until the first week of January 2021.