Vaccine efforts are redoubled after storms as U.S. death toll nears 500,000

Vaccine efforts are redoubled after storms as U.S. death toll nears 500,000

2/23/2021 3:04:00 PM

Vaccine efforts are redoubled after storms as U.S. death toll nears 500,000

States are trying to catch up after winter weather closed clinics, slowed vaccine deliveries and forced tens of thousands of people to miss their shots.

AdvertisementNew York City officials expected to catch up on vaccinations after being forced to delay scheduling tens of thousands of appointments last week, the mayor said Monday.“That means we’ve basically lost a full week in our vaccination efforts,” De Blasio said. “But it will not stop us from reaching our goal of 5 million New Yorkers vaccinated by June because we still have the ability and the capacity to do it.”

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Illinois’ top doctor said a plan to expand vaccines this month to people with underlying health conditions was being delayed by a shortage of doses and that it would take months for supply to meet demand. The comments by Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, in a weekend Chicago Tribune opinion piece came amid complaints of shortages and difficulties in obtaining appointments.

More thanhave received at least one vaccine dose, but supplies are well below the amount the state has the capacity to administer, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.AdvertisementCalifornia anticipates receiving 1.4 million doses this week and 1.5 million next week, Newsom said during a stop in Long Beach on a tour of vaccination efforts around the state.

Meanwhile, some states are lifting restrictions on residents as the number of new infections eases.In New Jersey, fans will be allowed to attend sports and entertainment events at the state’s largest facilities in limited numbers starting next week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.

New Jersey venues with an indoor seating capacity of 5,000 will be able to fill 10% of seats, and outdoor venues with over 5,000 seats can fill 15% starting on March 1, the Democratic governor said on sports radio station WFAN. Face coverings and social distancing will be required at events.

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How stupid of a story is this? Do you exoect the opposite? WHY DID JOE BIDEN LET AN ADDITIONAL 100,000 AMERICANS DIE AFTER TRUMP LEFT OFFICE? Winter storms are now somehow connected to vaccs? I thought it was global warming? RT DrEricDing redouble vaccines? zero plus zero = zero