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Biden to Acquire 200 Million Additional Vaccine Doses

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Vials of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines after delivery to the Ambroise Pare Clinic in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The French government is trying to make up for a slow start to its Covid-19 vaccination program after criticism from doctors and opposition politicians. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

The Washington Post is reporting that the Biden Administration is acquiring an additional 200 million vaccine doses bringing the total to 600 million, enough to vaccine 300 million. This was an option in the origin contracts with Pfizer and Moderna but, by itself, won’t immediately increase supplies though it should secure them for later in the year.

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www.msn.com/…Moderna has already promised to supply the federal government with 100 million doses by the end of March and another 100 million by the end of June. Pfizer has indicated it can provide 120 million doses by the end of March and another 80 million by the end of May, two months earlier than its initial July target.

More Covid Vaccination News

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Covid-19 vaccines could be authorized for young children by September, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ProPublica.

“I would think by the time we get to school opening, we likely will be able to get people who come into the first grade,” Fauci said.

Pfizer and Moderna, the two companies currently with authorized Covid-19 vaccines in the US, have both begun trials for children, but started with older age groups.

Pfizer’s trial in children ages 12-15 is fully enrolled with 2,259 participants, and the company says it hopes to have results “in the early part of 2021 and from there, we will plan to finalize our study in 5-11 year olds.”

www.msn.com/…A Gallup poll released Wednesday found 71% of those surveyed are willing to get vaccinated, up from 65% in late December and the highest number since July. So far, about 10% — almost 33.8 million Americans — have received at least one dose of the two-part vaccines, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 10.5 million people have been fully vaccinated...

Wednesday’s Gallup poll showed Republicans and Democrats are willing to be vaccinated — 51% and 91%, respectively

www.msn.com/…Across all regions, the (Pfizer/BioNTech) vaccine was 85 percent effective in preventing severe COVID-19, according to Johnson & Johnson’s press release. In fact, the company noted that its vaccine showed “complete protection against COVID-related hospitalization and death” 28 days after vaccination, “with no reported cases” of COVID-related hospitalization or death among those who’d received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

COVID-CDC.GOV/… CDC REPORTS ON US COVID VACCINATIONS
Dates Doses Delivered All Shots People vac. 2nd shot
1/29 Total 49,932,850 29,577,902 24,064,165 5,259,693
1/30

Sat.

Total

Daily

49,933,259

+409

31,123,299

+1,545,397

25,201,143

+1,136,978

5,657,142

+397,449

1/31

Sun.

Total

Daily

49,936,450

+3600

32,222,402

+1,099,103

26,023,153

+822,010

5,927,847

+270,705

2/1

Mon.

Total

Daily

52,657,675

+2,721,225

32,780,860

+558,458

26,440,836

+417,683

6,064,792

+136,945

2/2

Tue.

Total

Daily

55,943,800

+3,286,125

33,878,254

+1,097,394

27,154,956

+714,120

6,436,931

+372,139

2/3

Wed

Total

Daily

57,489,675

+1,545,875

35,203,710

+1,325,456

27,905,197

+750,241

6,926,050

+489,119

2/4

Thu

Total

Daily

58,380,300

+890,625

36,819,212

+1,615,502

28,909,497

+1,004,300

7,503,864

+577,814

2/5

Fri

Total

Daily

59,304,600

+924,300

39,037,964

+2,216,752

30,250,964

+1,341,467

8,317,180
+813,316
2/6

Sat

Total

Daily

59,307,800

+3200

41,210,937

+2,172,973

31,579,100

+1,328,136

9,147,185

+830,005

2/7

Sun

Total

Daily

59,307,800

0

42,417,617

+1,206,680

32,340,146

+761,046

9,518,015

+370,830

2/8

Mon

Total

Daily

62,898,775

+3,590,975

43,206,190

+788,573

32,867,213

+527,067

9,840,429

+322,414

2/9

Tue

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

65,972,575

+3,073,800

1,432,682

44,769,970

+1,563,780

1,555,673

33,783,384

+916,171

944,775

10,469,514

+629,085

576,083

2/10

Wed

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

68,285,575

+2,313,000

1,415,039

46,390,270

+1,620,300

1,367,294

34,723,964

+940,580

830,638

11,188,782

+719,268

526,416

(States have 72 hours to report vaccine data, so data published by the CDC may be delayed – and may not necessarily mean all doses were given on the day reported.)

2% Vaccinated Worldwide

www.nytimes.com/…
More than 151 million people have been vaccinated worldwide, about 2% of the world’s population. Leading is Israel with 41.5% of its population receiving at least one dose. The UK has about 19.6% vaccinated and the US has 10.2%. Many nations have had minimal vaccinations. Until most of the world is vaccinated, there is a great risk of new variations of the virus mutating and making vaccines useless.

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