Vaccination is a mess! MTD vaccine in short supply forced to suspend appointment
Beijing, January 27 (Xinhua) comprehensive report, according to the data of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 7:30 on January 27, Beijing time, more than 25.42 million new crown cases have been confirmed in the United States, and more than 424000 people have died due to the new crown. At present, there is insufficient vaccine supply in many places in the United States, resulting in the suspension of appointment or the closure of vaccination sites.
It is reported that in the past two weeks, the number of new confirmed cases and deaths per day in the United States has decreased significantly, but it is still at a high level. Fudge, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases of the United States, pointed out that this should be due to the natural peak of the epidemic, not because the vaccine is working. ”
Fudge warned, “we can’t be complacent. We think the epidemic situation seems to be getting better and we can relax a bit.”. &”Although the vaccine is still effective against the mutated viruses reported in the UK and South Africa, scientists have launched plans to upgrade the vaccine as the virus evolves,” he said.
Jeffrey shaman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University in the United States, also pointed out that if the epidemic situation is to be eased, the only way is to have enough people with antibodies, including those who have recovered from the virus and those who have received the new crown vaccine.
On January 4, 2021 local time, Sandra Lindsay, a nurse in New York, USA, received the second dose of new coronavirus vaccine at Long Island Jewish Hospital. The picture shows nurses showing the new vaccine.
However, due to the shortage of vaccines in the United States, the number of vaccines allocated by each state could not meet the original plan, and many places suspended vaccine appointments or closed vaccination sites.
New Jersey governor Phil & middot; Murphy said on the 26th that they need more doses of the new crown vaccine to realize the plan of vaccinating 70% of the state’s population within six months. However, Murphy said that due to the lack of vaccine supply, the state of medoranz large vaccination site had been temporarily closed that day. “The current constraint is supply,” he said. ”
On the same day, New York Mayor Bill & middot; debracio also said, “we have very little vaccine to supply to the public. &Now we need hundreds of thousands of doses a week. &Mississippi Health officials recently said that the state will soon run out of vaccines.
In addition, Fairfax, Virginia, announced on the 25th that it would reduce the distribution of vaccines to medical institutions around the country, which directly led to the cancellation of all first dose vaccine appointments after the 26th in the Enova hospital system.
According to the chairman of the County Council, the federal government provides an average of 100000 doses of vaccine per week in Virginia, and the county gets about 22000 doses. However, 168000 people can be vaccinated in the county last week, and the demand far exceeds the supply.