An expert said that he or she talks to public health departments, and they tell him or her that they can do testing or they can do vaccinations — but they don’t have the people to do both,”. Biden Wants To Give States More COVID-19 Vaccines, a departure from the Trump administration’s strategy of reserving enough doses for second shots. According to an announcement from Joe Biden transition team on Friday. Joe Biden ‘President-elect’ is planning to release almost all available coronavirus vaccines to states.
But some experts say the Joe Biden’s plan could face a big obstacle: not enough people to give the extra shots.
Ward Speed is the $18 billion public–private partnership to produce vaccines, Ward Speed has faced criticism, because fewer than 7 million people have been immunized so far, far short of first projections for the opening weeks of the vaccination campaign that started last month.
The Joe Biden transition team’s press secretary Jen Psaki said :“The status quo is not acceptable,”. Confirming the new administration’s plans to keep only a small seize of shots in weekly shipments from OWS to states. OWS had before set aside enough shots to warranty a second dose for everyone who received a first shot. The Joe Biden team’s target is to administer 100 million shots during the president-elect’s first 100 days in office.
The currently authorized vaccines both require two shots: Pfizer’s request for a booster 21 days later, while Moderna’s is given 28 days later. Joe Biden is convinced the manufacturers will produce enough shots in the coming weeks to include all second doses are available in time. The new administration will use the wartime Defense Production Act so that the manufacturers have enough explicit materials to produce the two vaccines, Psaki said.
Here the problem could be : ” States can’t deliver the doses they are already getting, much less twice as many doses. There is a shortage of people to give the shots, as the US healthcare system braces against a surge in COVID-19 cases now killing 4,000 Americans a day.” Said by some public health experts.
Carlos del Rio an Emory University vaccine expert, said:“I’m talking to public health departments that tell me we can do testing or we can do vaccinations — we don’t have the people to do both,”. Carlos del Rio have also compared the Joe Biden plan to fixing a water shortage by sending people more faucets. And said :“We need more vaccinators,”“Nobody thought to build out the capacity to give the shots. Now we need national leadership to do that.”.
Other scientists are worried about what could happen if an scanty supply means some people are left getting only one dose. They said ”We don’t yet know how well the two-dose vaccines work if only one shot is given, and there is also concern that the virus could develop resistance to the vaccine if a single dose is not strong enough to thwart it.”
Joe Biden himself will receive his second shot on Monday, said Psaki, and 35 future White House staffers and cabinet members received their first shots on Friday. Next Thursday, the president-elect will lay out more details of his vaccine distribution plan.
“We need to make sure vaccine distribution is equitable,” said Psaki.