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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 05:50 PM

Biden moves up timeline for when enough vaccine doses will be available for all adults: end of May

Last edited Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:20 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drug maker Merck & Co. MRK, +0.65% will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ, -0.19% newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and begin restoring normalcy after the pandemic.

Biden noted that vaccine supply was only one bottleneck toward that goal, and that the new challenge will be injecting doses into arms as swiftly as possible. To that end, the Biden administration told governors Tuesday to prepare for their supplies of vaccine to continue to climb over the coming weeks. Additional doses are also heading toward a federally backed program to administer doses in more accessible retail pharmacies. Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues with its vaccine and produced only 3.9 million doses ahead of its receiving emergency use authorization on Saturday. The company has promised to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki also announced Tuesday that the federal government was increasing supply of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to states next week to 15.2 million doses per week, up from 14.5 million previously. States will also receive 2.8 million doses of the J&J shot this week.

On a call with governors Tuesday, White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients said states should prepare for administering 16-17 million total weekly doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by the end of March, climbing to 17 million to 18 million weekly by early April. The supply of J&J doses to states, expected to dip after the initial shipment this week, will climb to 4-6 million weekly doses by the end of March and 5-6 million doses weekly through the end of April.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/biden-moves-forward-his-timeline-for-when-all-adults-can-be-vaccinated-now-mid-may-01614721386



Full headline: Biden moves up timeline for when enough vaccine doses will be available for all adults: now end of May

Original headline: Biden moves forward his timeline for when all adults can be vaccinated: now mid-May

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:02 PM

1. This is a BFD.

Biden is actually going beyond the promises he made on the campaign trail, which is something you don't see very often.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:15 PM

2. Story headline is now "end of May", which matches the text (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:19 PM

3. Yet they left their article link with the "mid-May"



(I'll go on and update the headline although I don't know if it will all fit)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:21 PM

4. I think there should be a branch of web archaeology

with which you track the evolution of a story by comparing URLs with the headline they end up with

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