The Anonymous Widower

Covid: Biden Vows 100m Vaccinations For US In First 100 Days

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the introductory paragraphs of the article.

US President-elect Joe Biden has set a goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.

He said his first months in office would not end the outbreak and gave few details on a rollout plan but he said he would change the course of Covid-19.

Introducing his health team for when he takes office on 20 January, he urged Americans to “mask up for 100 days”.

I can see a few rocks ahead in his plan.

Vaccine Production

According to media reports, the number of vaccinations has declined since Friday because of delivery issues with the Pfizer vaccine.

In Tracking COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics, the number of vaccinations in the last few days are as follows.

  • 15th January – 324233
  • 16th January – 549920
  • 17th January – 205235
  • 18th January – 204076

The figures have been declining because of these delivery issues.

Pfizer say they are updating the factory in Belgium to increase production.

I don’t believe that, as the United States will be needing a million does per day, that they can get enough production on a reliable basis.

A Federal Lockdown

I believe that to get the virus under control in the United States, the country must follow the route of countries like France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and the UK and have a period of perhaps a hundred days of total lockdown.

But I doubt that would be possible in the United States.

Mask Wearing

I don’t believe that Americans will mask up for a hundred days.

The Anti-Vaxxers And The Trumpeteers

I can see them having a field day!

Especially, if Joe Biden adds some strong legislation to curb the spread of the virus. Which in my view is needed.

Conclusion

It’s going to get a lot messier and probably more dangerous in the United States in the next few months.

January 20, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I’m in Florida and everyone I see is wearing a mask. The President does not have the ability to require masks, and the few people who aren’t wearing one won’t follow the rules. Antivax sentiment is higher in Europe, especially France, than in the US. JNJ releases data on its covid vaccine this week. Their vaccine is a one and done shot, which will be huge. They already have hundreds of millions of doses ready to go. With 3 vaccines in wide circulation the US should be out of this hell by the summer. If you look at Israel the vaccination is already rapidly bringing the situation under control. Hopefully the rest of the world will look the same soon.

    Comment by William McIntyre | January 25, 2021 | Reply

  2. The vaccine seems to be working in the UK, with half-a-million jabbed yesterday and the figures seem to be slowing. You’re right about the JNJ vaccine and there are rumours in the UK media, that it’s not far away here.

    The MHRA in the UK, seem to have done a superb job in finding a way to shorten the approval time without compromising safety.

    It appears to have been project management at its best.

    The Army has looked at vaccine distribution, like delivering ammunition in a dangerous war zone and that seems to have helped.

    This story in The Times may have ge’ed every up!

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/covid-vaccine-over-my-dead-body-are-we-wasting-a-drop-of-this-gqrn5qc80

    This was the sub-headline.

    When Saxonbury House surgery received an unexpected extra box of the Pfizer vaccine, senior partner Dr Susie Padgham organised 1,170 extra patients to receive it in less than 24 hours, writes Sean O’Neill

    Comment by AnonW | January 25, 2021 | Reply


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