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Fauci says COVID vaccine wont reach 20 million in 2020 as hoped

Fauci says COVID vaccine wont reach 20 million in 2020 as hoped
The US goal of getting initial COVID vaccine doses to 20 million Americans by year’s end was looking like a long shot Tuesday.

The US goal of getting initial COVID vaccine doses to 20 million Americans by year’s end was looking like a long shot Tuesday.The Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed initially promised to unleash a vast stockpile of 300 million vaccine doses by January but later slashed its target and said it hoped to get about 40 million doses to recipients by the end of the year.45 million doses had been distributed since Dec.1 million doses actually administered.

“We certainly are not at the numbers that we wanted to be at the end of December, (where) you heard about 40 million doses for 20 million people,” White House coronavirus advisor Dr.” He said Army General Gustave Perna, the COO of Operation Warp Speed, deserved credit for publicly apologizing 10 days ago about any “miscommunication” related to forecasts and subsequent reductions in allocations to states.

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