According to the data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 11th, nearly 25.5 million doses of vaccines have been distributed by U.S. states, and nearly 9 million people have been vaccinated, accounting for only 35.3% of the total number of vaccines distributed.
The progress of vaccination is still slow.
In response, public health experts and media said that the federal government of the United States has overcommitted too much and underplanned the issue of vaccination, and state governments that lack resources and policy support are helpless about vaccination.
At the current rate, the United States will take at least a few years to achieve the federal government’s previous goals, public health officials and experts said.
There are many problems with vaccine distribution and vaccination in the United States, while the federal government only delivers, regardless of distribution and follow-up work such as vaccination.
State governments and health departments are busy treating the surge of confirmed cases and have no time to take care of vaccinations, resulting in slow vaccination progress.
Scott Gottlieb, former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Now the problem of vaccine distribution will develop into a supply problem in two or three weeks, and they (the federal government) may need to solve the distribution problem now.
There are also 40 million doses of vaccines (not distributed) on the shelf, and we have 50 million Americans over 65 years old, and we can complete the vaccination more quickly.
Amesh Adalja, Senior Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Health Security Center: The most time-consuming step is to move vaccination, which state and local health departments should promote, but they do not have enough resources themselves, and they do not receive guidance and necessary support from the federal government to put the current Some people go on vaccination.
In addition, some American media said that in the past 10 days alone in 2021, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has increased by 2.2 million.
Compared with the growth rate of epidemic cases in the United States and the backwardness of vaccination in the United States, vaccination in the United States may be difficult for vaccination in the United States to play a short time.
Ehish Ja, Dean of Brown University School of Public Health: The question is when (the epidemic worsens) will stop. Two things have caused our terrible situation.
The first point is that our federal government has completely abandoned controlling the epidemic, and the president still has no response to it.
The second point is (someone exploited) that the epidemic has divided our country politically. Masks are one of them, and wearing masks have become a political symbol.