Coronavirus

Vaccine Christmas Comes Early

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

At one point near the end of the Trump regime, it looked as though many of us would not be vaccinated until the late summer or even fall season of this year, but things have clearly changed in a big way.

The Biden administration set a goal of vaccinating 100 million people within 100 days of taking office, but we're actually going to reach that number today.

That means we'll have reached the goal in a little more than half the time the administration was shooting for.

As of Wednesday, his 57th day in office, the U.S. had vaccinated nearly 98 million people since Biden’s inauguration. The pace of shots has risen to an average of nearly 2.5 million per day for the last week.

That leaves Biden within grasp of his target on Thursday -- the 58th day of his presidency -- and poised to hit it no later than Friday, barring a major slowdown. He’s scheduled to speak publicly on Thursday afternoon about the state of vaccinations.

With the pace continuing to accelerate, Biden is actually on course to double his goal and see 200 million shots by his 100th day as president, though hiccups in deliveries or rollout of the shots could impact that.

As recently as last month I did not expect I would be vaccinated until June or July, but I will actually be eligible to sign up for a vaccine on March 29th.

The Biden administration put their eye on the ball. They ordered more doses of every vaccine; hundreds of millions more than the Trump regime reserved. They opened federally-run vaccination sites and started coordinating with local governments. They're doing everything they can and it's paying off.

I'm looking forward to going to a movie theater again.