According to a report by the Hill on the 4th, Jerome Adams, the medical director of the U.S. government, argued in an interview with CNN that the Trump administration has indeed fulfilled its promise to distribute 20 million vaccines by the end of 2020.
Although these vaccines have not yet reached the hands of the American people.
Adams said, “The predictions we make are based on the circumstances we can control at the federal level. We did provide 20 million doses of vaccine. You will always have more doses in distribution and not yet to deliver.
I want everyone to know that we should be closely monitoring and ensuring we continue to see this growth over the next week or two. I hope this situation will happen. He pointed out that the local health system is now overwhelmed due to the surge in confirmed cases and hospitalizations.
Nearly a month after the FDA approved the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, the United States has now been vaccinated with more than 4.2 million first doses (a total of two doses per person).
But front-line staff criticized the distribution plan because the distribution process has not been smooth. At the current rate, it will take nearly 10 years to vaccinate enough Americans against the novel coronavirus at the current rate, according to an analysis by NBC.
In an interview with The Guardian, Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University in the United States, said, “Basically, the federal government has messed up the promotion of vaccines.
They believe that when the vaccine reaches the states in the United States, their work is over, and there is indeed no clear plan.”
In the last days of 2020, there were record deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.
Jaha and other experts told The Guardian that hundreds of thousands more could be killed if the change is not made.
Adams, the U.S. government’s medical director, said, “I want people to know that these predictions are terrible, but they are indeed just forecasts. What we do now is very important. If you’re on vacation without a mask, you can still take steps now. You can still isolate yourself.
You can still be tested after knowing that more than 50% of the transmission is now occurring in asymptomatic people. You can still wear a mask, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing. If we do, we will be able to mitigate this surge.”
However, millions of people still travel through airports in the United States during the holiday season, raising concerns that infections will surge again. Adams said, “I think people need to be very clear that it is not just a matter of death.
This is about hospitalization and hospital capacity. These cases are making an impact in various ways, and one needs to understand that the finish line is right around the corner, but we must continue to run towards it.”