Chirurg-generaal blameer die vertraging van die inenting teen COVID-19, plaaslike finansieringstekorte

Chirurg-generaal blameer die vertraging van die inenting teen COVID-19, plaaslike finansieringstekorte

Chirurg-generaal Dr.. Jerome Adams says lack of state and local funds may be one reason why millions of COVID-19 entstowwe distributed to states across the country have yet to be given to patients.

Just under 3 million people have received the vaccine, despite the Trump administration promising to administer 20 million by the end of December.

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Steeds, Adams said on ABC’s “Goeie more Amerika” the federal government ison trackto have 20 million doses of the vaccineon the ground by the end of next week,” a tempering of President Trump’s initial goal.

The federal government has looked to shift blame to the states, met Trump tweeting Wednesday for state officials toget moving on doling out shots to first-priority candidates such as health care workers and elderly patients in nursing home facilities.

There’s vaccines manufactured, there’s vaccines allocated, there’s vaccines delivered, and then there’s vaccines put in arms,” Adams said.

I used to run a state health department. People forget that we’ve always underfunded public health going back several decades. And so chronically, we need to continue to fund state and local public health better,” hy het bygevoeg.

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Governors in several states, egter, have complained that federal funding is lacking, creating a widening gap between the number of vaccines on hand and the number of people who are receiving them.

The federal government has caught flak for confusion over the vaccine’s rollout, with President-elect Joe Biden slamming Trump’s efforts at distributing vaccinations in a timely manner asfalling behind, far behind.

Biden said he has directed his teamto prepare a much more aggressive effort with more federal involvement and leadership to get things back on trackonce he assumes office on Jan. 20.

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We’ll find ways to boost the pace of vaccinations,” hy het gesê, reiterating a goal ofensuring that 100 million shots have been administered by the end of the first 100 dae.”

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