White House Boosts Vaccine Distribution; Fauci Estimates Wide Availability by June
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From the RightWhite House Announces Largest Increase In Weekly Vaccine Distribution Since Biden Took Office
The White House announced the largest increase in its weekly vaccine distribution program since President Joe Biden took office on January 20.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at Tuesday’s briefing that state vaccine distribution would increase to 13.5 million every week, up nearly 60 percent since January 20. Psaki also announced that the Biden administration’s new program to ship doses directly to pharmacies would double its weekly output to 2 million.
“This program will expand access in neighborhoods across the country so that people can call and...
From the LeftDr. Fauci shifts the timeline on when the general public will be able to get a vaccine
Dr. Anthony Fauci said vaccines won't be available to the "general public" before mid- to late May or early June, he told CNN's Jim Sciutto on Tuesday.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, acknowledged that previous estimates had placed vaccine availability for the general public -- or nonessential workers under 65 with no health conditions -- closer to the end of April.
"If you start talking about when the vaccine would be more widely available to the general population, I was hoping that that would...
From the CenterBiden administration increases the number of Covid vaccine doses shipped weekly to states and pharmacies
The Biden administration is increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses shipped to states weekly, sending out 13.5 million doses this week and doubling the number going to retail pharmacies, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
As of last week, the administration was sending out 11 million doses to states every week. Overall, Psaki noted, the administration has increased the number of doses shipped weekly to states by 57% since President Joe Biden was inaugurated Jan. 20.
Psaki also announced that the White House is doubling the number...