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Weather and Shortages Slow Vaccinations, J&J Vaccine Rollout Will Be Slower Than Hoped

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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

Severe winter weather, President’s Day, and regional shortages of doses have slowed vaccinations over the last several days, and Dr. Anthony Fauci  warns that a delay in manufacturing shots by Johnson and Johnson will push back the time when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. The J&J vaccine is expected to get emergency approval later this month.

But the number of doses immediately available is about to increase.

www.usatoday.com/…WASHINGTON – States will receive their biggest boost yet in coronavirus vaccine doses this week, a 23% increase over the previous week and a 57% increase since President Joe Biden took office, administration officials told governors Tuesday.

The White House announced that it’s doubling to 2 million the number of doses sent directly to pharmacies.

As of yesterday, 12% of the American population has received at least one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. Almost 40 million people or 15.3% of those old enough to be eligible have taken one or two shots in the arm.  When Joe Biden took office, total vaccinations were averaging 913 thousand per day and now it is averaging about 1.5 million.

Worldwide, 2.3% of the world has been vaccinated. Reports from the Israel, which is 44.9% vaccinated, show that the Pfizer vaccine is largely effective against Covid-19

www.msn.com/…JERUSALEM, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Israel’s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s biggest study to date.

Health maintenance organization (HMO) Clalit, which covers more than half of all Israelis, said the same group was also 92% less likely to develop severe illness from the virus.

New variants of Covid-19 keep emerging.

www.nytimes.com/…As Americans anxiously watch the spread of coronavirus variants that were first identified in Britain and South Africa, scientists are finding a number of new variants that seem to have originated in the United States — and many of them may pose the same kind of extra-contagious threat.

In a study posted on Sunday, a team of researchers reported seven growing lineages of the coronavirus, spotted in states across the country. All of them have evolved a mutation in the same genetic letter.

www.nytimes.com/… Vaccination tracker

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

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

62,898,775

+3,590,975

993,567

43,206,190

+788,573

1,332,562

32,867,213

+527,067

816,036

9,840,429

+322,414

539,376

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

2/11

Thu

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

69,014,725

+729,150

1,519,203

48,410,558

+2,020,288

1,655,906

35,834,855

+1,110,891

989,336 (10.9%)

12,085,830

+897,048

654,566

2/12

Fri

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

69,883,625

+868,900

1,511,289

50,641,884

+2,231,326

1,657,702

37,056,122

+1,221,237

972,161 (11.2%)

13,082,172

+996,342

641,945

2/13

Sat

7-day

Total

Daily

Avg

70,057,800

+174,175

1,535,714

52,884,356

+2,242,472

1,667,631

38,292,270

+1,236,148

959,020 (11.6%)

14,077,440

+995,268

704,322

2/14

No updates
2/15

Sun +

7-day

Total

Mon

Avg

71,657,975

+1,600,175

812,200

55,220,364

+2,336,008

1,492,913

39,670,551

+1,378,281

841,023

15,015,434

+937,994

649,417

(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.)

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