Headline RoundupFebruary 16th, 2021

White House Boosts Vaccine Distribution; Fauci Estimates Wide Availability by June

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday that the Biden administration is increasing COVID-19 vaccine distribution to states and retail pharmacies. The federal government will boost its weekly vaccine shipments to states from 11 million to 13.5 million doses, and will double its weekly output to pharmacies from 1 million to 2 million. Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Tuesday that the vaccine would likely be available to the general public by "mid- to late May and early June" and that most people would probably be vaccinated by early fall. The U.S. reported roughly 53,800 new COVID-19 infections Monday, its lowest daily case count since October. Fauci's comments were covered more by left- and center-rated outlets. Some coverage from right-rated sources continued to focus on media outlets furthering Vice President Kamala Harris' misleading claim that former President Donald Trump left the Biden administration no vaccine distribution plan.

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