December 30th local time, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health of Brown University, pointed out in an interview with the local media that the progress of COVID-19 vaccination in the United States is obviously slower than the government promised at that time.
He believes that this is because the U.S. government has not planned the structure of vaccine distribution within the states in advance. He said he was “shocked” and “very frustrated” by the “incompetence” of the U.S. government’s vaccination efforts.
It is reported that federal officials have previously said that 20 million people will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus by the end of December. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 2 million people have been vaccinated so far.
In response, Ja said that the Trump administration has only completed the distribution of vaccines to states, but has not paid attention to the follow-up after the vaccines reach the states. Aish Ja suggested that vaccination centers should be established in the states.”
The federal government has not made real efforts to distribute vaccines, and while states are currently trying to resolve vaccine distribution within their states as soon as possible, it still delays the distribution of vaccines by many weeks.” Jia added, “It makes me feel helpless, and I have to say I am shocked.”