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Biden Sets Goal of 70% of Adults Vaccinated by July 4

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President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of adult American vaccinated for Covid (with at least one dose) by the Fourth of July.

About 56.4% of adults in the US were vaccinated with a dose as of yesterday. The pace of vaccinations has slowed dramatically with only 376,937  having been vaccinated with their first shots on Monday, according to the CDC.

To reach the goal, we will need another 35 million willing arms in 60 days. There is likely to be more than adequate supplies of vaccine, even considering some going for second doses and some used to inject juveniles as they are approved to receive the vaccines.

Pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and doctors will continue to vaccinate even after the large vaccination centers close. The problem will be getting to people who are willing but unable and convincing those who are reluctant.

Persuasion and incentives will have to take a major role.

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Roughly a third of the unvaccinated population said a cash payment would make them more likely to get a shot. This suggests that some governors may be on the right track; West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, for example, recently announced the state would give young people $100 bonds if they got an inoculation…

Similarly large increases in willingness to take vaccines emerged for those who were asked about getting a vaccine if doing so meant they wouldn’t need to wear a mask or social-distance in public, compared with a group that was told it would still have to do those things.

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“I think we're going to be able to do it, and I think it's by changing a little bit of the strategy – getting out of the mass vaccination approach, and really putting in walk-in capabilities in 40,000 or so pharmacies throughout the country, getting mobile units going, getting the local capability of accessibility rather than these broad, mass vaccination sites,” Fauci told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

The fact that senior American are now well vaccinated with 82.9% over the age of 65 having taken at least one jab, suggests Americans will get vaccinated if they have a good enough reason. Even the age cohort of 50 to 64 year-olds have been receiving their injections, with 63.6% getting at least one dose. 

Currently, the six New England states, New Jersey, Hawaii, and New Mexico exceed 65% of adults vaccinated. Mississippi lags at 40.8% of adults vaccinated.

US Vaccinations 1 or more shots by age (Cumulative %)

Age                4/13               4/23                    5/2                  5/3

75>               78.5%               80.5%              81.7%             81.8%

65-74            79.6%              82.5%               84.2%             84.3%

50-64            53.9%             59.9%                63.4%             63.6%

40-49            40.8%             47.5%                51.5%             51.7%

30-39            34.5%             40.9%                44.8%             44.9%

29-18            25.0%             31.4%                35.4%             35.6%

<18               1.3%                2.3%                   3.0%                3.0%

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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)
5/3 Mon 318,474,035 247,769,049

+988,846

147,894,671 (44.5%)

+376,937

106,168,588    (32%)
5/2 Sun 312,509,575

246,780,203

+1,188,734

147,517,734 (44.4%)

+470,722

105,523,520 (31.8%)
5/1 Sat 312,509,575

245,591,469

+2,127,998

147,047,012 (44.3%)

+807,804

104,061,403 (31.6%)
4/30 Fri 312,508,205

243,463,471

+3,303,794

146,239,208  (44%)

+1,344,622

102,752,929 (31.2%)
4/29 Thu 308,774,155

240,159,677

+2,799,184

144,894,586 (43.6%)

+1,101,021

101,407,318 (30.5%)
4/28 Wed 305,478,495

237,360,493

+2,721,079

143,793,565 (43.3%)

+1,100,578

99,100,200 (30.0%)
4/27 Tue 301,857,885

234,639,414

+2,231,745

142,692,987 (43.0%)

+941,130

98,044,421 (29.5%)
4/26 Mon 297,543,635

232,407,669

+1,639,215

141,751,857 (42.7%)

+782,194

96,747,454 (29.1%)
4/25 Sun 290,692,005

230,768,454

+2,107,046

140,969,663 (42.5%)

+991,183

95,408,925 (28.9%)
4/24 Sat 290,692,005

228,661,408

+3,020,948

139,978,480 (42.2%)

+1,333,756

94,772,329 (28.5)
4/23 Fri 290,685,655 225,640,460

+3,318,230

138,644,724 (41.8%)

+1,409,835

93,078,040 (28%)
4/22 Thu 286,095,185

222,322,230

+3,374,587

137,234,889 (41.3%)

+1,443,858

91,175,995 (27.5%)
4/21 Wed 282,183,915

218,947,643

+2,996,544

135,791,031 (40.9%)

+1,345,436

88,885,481
4/20 Tue 277,938,875

215,951,909

+2,563,671

134,445,595 (40.5%)

+1,178,600

87,255,919
4/19 Mon 272,030,795

213,388,238

+1,806,929

133,266,995 (40.1%)

+945,367

86,223,506
4/18 Sun 264,505,725

211,581,309

+2,174,495

132,321,628 (39.9%)

+1,074,082

85,365,180
2/27

1/19

12/18

12/11

J&J vaccine

pre-Biden

Moderna

Pfizer/Bio

authorized

authorized

authorized

Fauci Says Children of All Ages May Be Vaccinated By 2022

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Fauci said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would continue to pursue an “age de-escalation” strategy, taking time to prove the vaccine is safe for increasingly younger age groups…
“We would hope by the time we get to the end of calendar 2021 and the beginning of the first quarter of 2022, we'll be able to vaccinate children of any age,” he said.

The FDA is set to approve vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds within a week.

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