Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to American physician and op-ed columnist with the Washington Post Dr. Leana Wen, at the current rate of COVID-19 vaccinations, it will take the United States 10 years to inoculate 80% of Americans. 10 years! According to the CDC, 2.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered over the past two weeks. I know that sounds like a lot, but it is really not. It is estimated that 80 to 85% of Americans need to be vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity. According to Dr. Leana Wen, "80 % of the American population is around 264 million people, so we need to administer 528 million doses to achieve herd immunity. At that rate, it would take the United States approximately 10 years to reach that level of inoculation."
It was only a week or two ago that the federal government stated that every American would be able to have the vaccine by approximately June. According to Dr. Wen, the only way to achieve that goal is to have 3.5 million vaccinations a day, and it sure looks like that is not going to happen.
Hang in there everybody. This is going to take a while.