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More than 91 million American adults, about a third of the total, have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The Biden Administration entered office on January 20 with a goal of 100 million vaccines delivered in the first 100 days. With the average reaching 2.5 million inoculations per day and the Administration obtaining another 800 million doses, the objective was reached in only 58.
In his first White House press conference last Thursday, President Joe Biden raised the goal to 200 million in 100 days.
All but three states — New York, Arkansas, and Wyoming — have said they will meet Biden’s directive for all adults to be eligible for vaccination by May 1.
Wyoming’s Department of Health said 20 of 23 counties now permit full vaccination and a spokeswoman said she expected full access “quite soon”. Arkansas officials, include Gov. Asa Hutchinson, said they anticipate full eligibility by May 1.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week that he wants “to make sure that the allocation projections that we’re getting from the feds are right” before setting a specific date for expansion of eligibility.
Daily cases have fallen 75% from a high of 300,669 on January 8, and the 7-day average of deaths has declined by more than 70% from a peak of 3,341 on January 26.
The US death toll reached 548,828 on Saturday. Confirmed cases are 30,218,682.