First US cases of more contagious UK strain of COVID-19

First US cases of more contagious UK strain of COVID-19

That makes our current vaccination efforts all the more important. So far the immunization plan in the US has been woefully inadequate. Government officials originally claimed we’d have 100 million doses available by 2021 (or, according to Operation Warp Speed, around 40 million doses), but with two days left to go in the year there are only about 11.4 million. There have also been problems with the distribution stage. Organizing distribution has largely been left up to state departments of health, which are incredibly underfunded and overburdened, and actually vaccinating individual people is the responsibility of front line public health providers who are just as, if not more so, overworked and understaffed.

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