US vaccinations for Covid-19 have exceeded 101 million since December 14, according to numbers released for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control. This leaves the country less than 19 million vaccine jabs short of the goal set by Joe Biden for his first 100 days. About 19.9 million were vaccinated before January 20, and Biden’s goal should be reached 60 days after inauguration.

More than 2.9 million vaccinations were reported for yesterday and are averaging 1.9 million daily over the last week. With more doses now available, this should accelerate. Almost 20% of all Americans had received at least one shot as of Thursday. Counting only those who are adults, 25.5% of the US population has received a dose and 61.1% of those over 65 have been injected.

Other Covid vaccination news is mixed. Several countries have suspended vaccinations by the vaccine made by AstraZenca due to concerns about blood clots. The company says the number of such problems is normal for size of the population that has been vaccinated. AstraZenca is not approved for distribution in the US but is a vaccine widely used in most other countries.

There is good news for Novavax, another vaccine maker expected to apply for FDA approval in a few weeks.

www.yahoo.com/…(Reuters) – Novavax Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine was 96% effective in preventing cases caused by the original version of the coronavirus in a late-stage trial conducted in the United Kingdom, the company said on Thursday, moving it a step closer to regulatory approval.

A Study by John Hopkins shows states governed by Republicans are suffering more from Covid.

www.nbcnews.com/…States with Democratic governors had the highest incidence and death rates from Covid-19 in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, but states with Republican governors surpassed those rates as the crisis dragged on, a study released Tuesday found.

www.msn.com/… Several states have a Covid vaccine surplus while others struggle to find enough vaccine.

www.msn.com/…

Biden’s administration has said its priority is vaccinating every willing American before sending any shots abroad. Wednesday’s announcement shows that the president expects a surplus of vaccine before the U.S. begins to help inoculate the world, beyond contributing billions of dollars to a vaccine program for low-income countries.

Administration officials have defended the U.S. approach, saying a vaccine hasn’t yet been approved for children and it isn’t clear which one will work best for them. Also, they say, booster shots may be necessary if the immunity that vaccines provide isn’t long-lasting or doesn’t protect against new variants.

www.msn.com/… Anyone eager for a vaccine can search this site for the opportunity to get leftover doses from their local sites.

A poll  by Marist shows that nearly all Democrats want to be vaccinated or already have been, but that is not the case for Republicans, especially Republican men.

Vaccination Intentions     maristpoll.marist.edu/…
Will Already Will Not Unsure
National 45% 22% 30% 3%
Dem. Men 65% 27% 6% 2%
Dem. Wom 53% 30% 14% 3%
REP. Men 30% 20% 49% 1%
Rep. Wom 38% 27% 34% 4%
COVID.CDC.GOV/…                  COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN US
Day Delivered Total Shots 1st Shot      % of Pop 2nd Shot      % of Pop
3/11 Thu 133,337,525 101,128,005

+2,924,112

65,965,305       19.9%

+1,893,631

35,000,159          10.5%
3/10 Wed 131,131,470 98,203,893

+2,482,603

64,071,674       19.3%

+1,620,524

33,863,127          10.2%
3/9 Tue 127,869,155 95,721,290

+2,028,692

62,451,150       18.8%

+1,424,025

32,904,161           9.9%
3/8 Mon 123,232,775 93,692,598

+1,602,746

61,027,125       18.4%

+1,021,894

32,079,368           9.7%
3/7 Sun 116,378,615 92,089,852

+1,738,102

60,005,231       18.1%

+1,131,521

31,285,186            9.4%
3/6 Sat 116,363,405 90,351,750

+2,439,427

58,873,710       17.7%

+1,514,861

30,686,881            9.2%
3/5 Fri 116,355,405 87,912,323

+2,904,229

57,358,849       17.3%

+1,811,152

29,776,160            9.0%
3/4 Thu 114,133,115

85,008,094

+2,435,246

55,547,697       16.7%

+1,512,027

28,701,201            8.6%
3/3 Wed 109,905,530

82,572,848

+2,032,374

54,035,670      16.3%

+1,180,091

27,795,980            8.4%
3/2 Tue 107,028,890

80,540,474

+1,908,873

52,855,579       15.9%

+1,100,132

26,957,804            8.1%
3/1 Mon 102,353,940

78,631,601

+1,731,614

51,755,447       15.6%

+1,022,450

26,162,122           7.9%
2/28 Sun 96,402,490

76,899,987

+1,663,984

50,732,997       15.3%
+960,817
25,466,405            7.7%
2/27 Sat

96,402,490

75,236,003

+2,429,823

49,772,180        15%
+1,336,644
24,779,920            7.5%
2/26 Fri 96,402,290

72,806,180

+2,352,116

48,435,536       14.6%

+1,251,337

23,698,627            7.1%
2/25 94,300,910 70,454,064 47,184,199       14.2% 22,613,359            6.8%
2/24 91,673,010 68,274,117 46,074,392       13.9% 21,555,117           6.5%
2/23 88,669,035 66,464,947 45,237,143       13.6% 20,607,261           6.2%
2/22 82,114,370 65,032,083 44,544,969       13.4%
19,882,544           6%
2/21 75,205,940 64,177,474 44,138,118 19,438,495
2/20 75,204,965 63,090,634

43,628,092

18,865,319

1/19 pre-Biden 19,908,456

(The CDC has a 72 hour window for reporting vaccine numbers)

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