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Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Pentagon on Wednesday hold a joint briefing on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccination program, Operation Warp Speed, while Americans receive some of the first blows.
Just over one million people in the United States have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine since Wednesday morning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is far from the federal government’s goal of inoculating 20 million Americans by the end of the year.
On Wednesday, the director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, said that if the US government does not achieve its vaccination goal by the end of this month, he hopes the Americans “will understand that this is a huge logistical challenge.”
“Honestly, I think it’s pretty amazing that it went as fast as that, acknowledging that it’s only been 10 days since the FDA first approved the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine and then a week later for Moderna.” , Collins told CNN.
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