USA News

Fauci: Joe Biden’s 100 million COVID-19 shots pledge means doses, not people

US HEADLINES:

President Biden’s pledge to distribute 100 million shots of COVID-19 vaccines in his first 100 days in office does not mean 100 million Americans will be vaccinated during that time, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted Sunday.

That volume of vaccinates will only see around 67 million people fully inoculated, because both current vaccines require two shots, he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“Let me clarify that because there was a little bit of an understanding. What we’re talking about is 100 million shots in individuals,” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director said.

Ads

“At the end of a hundred days, you’re going to have some people who will have gotten both shots, and some will still be on their first shots,” Fauci added.

Fauci had been confronted with a previous interview in which he told CBS: “You know, the goal that’s been set, which I believe is entirely achievable, is to have a 100 million people vaccinated in the first 100 days.”

When asked at the time whether that meant “both vaccines” he had replied, “Primary and boost, yes.”

Biden’s “100 million” goal has already come under fire for aiming too low — with data showing the country was already distributing more than 1 million shots a day when he took office.

RELATED:  Donald Trump's own Pentagon chief publicly tells him NOT to use the Insurrection Act

When asked last week why he didn’t aim higher, he snapped at a reporter: “Come on, gimme a break, man! It’s a good start.”

The CDC said it had administered more than 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the US as of Saturday.

20 million more have been distributed, the agency said.

With Post Wires 

Latest US Breaking News & World News Today More Updates

News Today || News Headlines || World || Canada || Health || Technology News || UK News

Source

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close