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80% of Seniors Are Vaccinated

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Americans over the age of 65 years are now 80% vaccinated with at least one  jab of a Covid vaccine. That is according to numbers released for yesterday by the CDC. The percentage for all adults is 48.3% having received at least one shot, and 37.9% of everyone in the US having had at least one dose.

Vaccinations continue at the rate of 3.3 million a day on average despite a slowdown caused by the pausing of vaccinations using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. More 3.5 million people were vaccinated Wednesday, about 122,000 more than the previous Wednesday. More than 50% of adult Americans should receive a dose by Saturday.

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel ended discussion about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine without taking a vote, leaving it unclear how long the distribution of the shot will remain paused in the U.S.

Some panel members advocated for a monthlong pause, while others were concerned about the effects of not having the J&J vaccine available, especially to the communities it was being targeted toward.

As a result, distribution of the vaccine will remain halted at least until the panel meets next, perhaps in a week to 10 days.

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been making up 96% of US vaccinations and continue to boost their production.

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Pfizer has increased its production of COVID-19 vaccines and will deliver remaining doses to the US faster than expected, CEO Albert Bourla said on Twitter.

Bourla said his company would deliver 220 million doses of the vaccine by the end of May – 10% more than previously agreed on.

He said the complete supply of 300 million would be delivered by the end of July, two weeks earlier than expected.

Vaccination reluctance continues in many areas of the country, and there is a considerable disparity of people getting the shots even within states.

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In Charlottesville, a mostly Democratic area that is home to the University of Virginia, vaccine appointments are tough to snag even with two mass clinics right in town. In Lynchburg, 70 miles south and dominated by conservative Liberty University, open appointments at an old TJ Maxx are easy to find. The disparity has led to in-state vaccine tourism where residents in northern Virginia flock south to snap up shots that would otherwise go unused. The wide availability of vaccines also signals that areas like Lynchburg may be running out of residents willing to get vaccinated.

The US May Have 300 Million Excess Vaccine Doses by July

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The United States is on track to have gathered an oversupply of hundreds of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses as soon as July, even while many countries in the developing world will have to wait years to vaccinate a majority of their populations, according to a report by the Duke Global Health Innovation Center.

J&J and AstraZenaca Vaccines Both Under Investigation

Johnson and Johnson is not only Viral Vector vaccine that is under investigation for possible blood clotting. The AstraZenaca vaccine, not approved for use in the US, is also suspected in rare cases of causing dangerous clotting in young and middle age females. Its use has been suspended or limited in some countries.

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AstraZeneca’s vaccine was 79% effective at preventing any COVID-19 symptoms and 100% at preventing severe ones, and had no safety issues with blood clots in large-scale U.S. trials, the company said Monday…

The European Union’s drugs regulator said last week that there was no evidence linking the vaccine with an overall increased risk of blood clots, although it could not definitively rule out an association between the shot and the reported incidents. Blood clots were reported in at least 37 people among the 17 million EU residents who have received one or more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Four of those cases turned out to be fatal, but the European Medicines Agency said the benefits of getting inoculated far outweighed any potential risks.

US Vaccinations by Age (Cumulative %)

Age            4/9                      4/10                   4/11                  4/12                4/13                 4/14

75>           77.5%                 77.8%                78.0%                 78.2%             78.5%                78.7%

65-74       78.2%                 78.6%                78.9%                 79.2%              79.6%                80%

50-64       50.8%                 51.8%                52.6%                 53.2%               53.9%               54.7%

40-49       37.8%                 38.7%                 39.4%                 40.1%              40.8%               41.7%

30-39       31.7%                  32.6                    33.3%                33.9%               34.5%              35.3%

29-18      22.2%                  23.1                   23.8%                 24.4%               25.0%               25.8%

<18          1.0%                    1.1                      1.2%                  1.2%                   1.3%                1.4%


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How are vaccinations going in your county?

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Bloomberg’s Vaccination Tracker

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COVID.CDC.GOV/…                  COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN US
Day

Delivered Total Shots 1st Shot  (% of Pop) Fully Vac. (% of Pop)
4/14 Wed 255,400,665 198,317,040

+3,525,204

125,822,868  (37.9%)

+1,905,483

78,267,353 30.3
4/13 Tue 250,998,265 194,791,836

+2,509,055

123,917,385  (37.3%)

+1,621,855

76,681,252 (23.1%)
4/12 Mon 245,364,805 192,282,781

+2,590,736

122,295,530 (36.8%)

+1,447,040

75,322,283  (22.7%)
4/11 Sun 237,796,305 189,692,045

+2,644,914

120,848,490  (36.4%)

+1,605,588

74,066,085  (22.3%)
4/10 Sat
237,796,105
187,047,131

+3,579,422

119,242,902 (35.9%)

+2,100,023

72,630,892 (21.9%)
4/9 Fri 237,791,735 183,467,709

+4,629,928

117,142,879 (35.3%)

+2,706,840

70,692,645 (21.3%)
4/8 Thu 233,591,955 178,837,781

+3,958,065

114,436,039  (34.5%)

+2,389,428

68,202,458  (20.5%)
4/7 Wed 229,398,685 174,879,716

+3,403,061

112,046,611 (33.7%)

+2,050,877

66,203,123 (19.9%)
4/6 Tue 225,294,435 171,476,655

+2,884,580

109,995,734 (33.1%)

+1,694,500

64,422,618 (19.4%)
4/5 Mon 219,194,215 168,592,075

+1,404,280

108,301,234 (32.6%)

+785,806

63,016,976 (19.0%)
4/4 Sun 207,891,395 167,187,795

+2,134,049

107,515,428 (32.4%)

+1,300,504

62,392,065  (18.8%)
4/3 Sat 207,891,295 165,053,746

+3,365,324

106,214,924  (32.0%)

+2,001,446

61,416,536  (18.5%)
4/2 Fri 207,866,645 161,688,422

+4,081,959

104,213,478 (31.4%)

+2,408,716

59,858,146 (18%)
4/1 Thu 204,719,335 157,606,463

+3,975,059

101,804,762 (30.7%)

+2,239,451

57,878,778 (17.5%)
3/31 Wed 200,496,635

153,631,404

+3,358,112

99,565,311 (30%)

+1,972,021

56,089,614 (16.9%)
3/30 Tue 195,581,725

150,273,292

+2,670,947

97,593,290 (29.4%)

+1,549,244

54,607,041 (16.4%)
3/29 Mon 189,451,285

147,602,345

+1,789,510

96,044,046 (28.9%)

+1,357,858

53,423,486 (16.1%)
3/28 Sun 180,646,565

145,812,835

+2,350,144

94,686,188 (28.6)

+1,055,025

52,529,949 (15.8%)
3/27 Sat 180,646,465

143,462,691

+3,281,956

93,631,163 (28.2%)

+1,923,434

51,593,564 (15.5%)
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12/11

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Moderna

Pfizer/Bio

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