The vaccination campaign in the United States, the country most affected in the world in terms of the number of deaths from Covid-19 (more than 500,000), is a health problem but also a political one. As soon as he came to power, Joe Biden also promised 100 million doses of vaccine administered during the first 100 days. And just over a month after his inauguration, the Democratic president indicated this Thursday, February 25, that the pace was largely maintained.
Therefore, the country is “several weeks ahead” in the vaccination program, welcomed “Potus”. “I’m here today to say that we’re halfway there, with 50 million doses in just 37 days since I assumed the presidency, “he declared.” It is several weeks in advance, “he congratulates.
“We are going in the right direction despite the mess we inherited from the previous administration,” he added about the government of Donald Trump.
But if the situation and organization improve, Joe Biden refrains from any premature triumphalism. “This is not the time to lower our guard,” he warned, urging Americans to continue to respect the barrier gestures.
Johnson & Johnson to pick up the pace
There are currently two licensed vaccines in the United States, those from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna. Everybody has promised to deliver 300 million doses before the end of July, or enough to vaccinate almost the entire American population. Soon, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should also expand the supply of vaccines on US soil, the latter requiring only one dose. An advisory committee from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (FDA) will meet Friday to review your emergency clearance, which could take place at the end of the week.
The American company has promised to ship 100 million doses to the United States before the end of June. “If the FDA approves the authorization of this vaccine, we have a device to distribute it as quickly as Johnson & Johnson can,” said Joe Biden. “We will make even faster progress on vaccines in general in March,” he added, adding that he would elaborate on this issue after the FDA’s decision.
Joe Biden has promised that he will speak again about the epidemic situation and the vaccination campaign with each new level of 50 million cross-injected doses.