The pandemic situation continues to deteriorate, but the progress of vaccination is extremely slow. Several American media criticized the lagging pace of vaccination across the United States, which is far from meeting expectations.
According to the data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 4th, the federal government has distributed more than 15 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to U.S. states.
At present, only 4.5 million people have completed the first dose of vaccination, less than 30%, which is the same as the previous government promised 20 million people by the end of 2020. The goal of vaccination is far from the same.
After the New Year holiday, the pandemic continued to worsen in the United States, but the rate of vaccination decreased, with only four states completing more than 50% of the vaccination.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on the 4th that New York State will impose fines on hospitals that are slow to vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Cuomo said on the same day that the hospital did not show enough urgency in vaccination, and the hospital also had problems with the management of the vaccine.
Experts believe that at this rate, it will take 10 years for the United States to complete the vaccination of 80% of the population needed to cover herd immunization.
Some analysts point out that in addition to the low willingness of the American people to vaccinate, the negligence of state governments in public guidance and other aspects is the reason for the slow progress of vaccination.