Enlarge / Operation Warp Velocity hits a velocity bump. (credit score: Aurich Lawson / Getty Photos)
As we’re ready for phrase on the authorization of a second vaccine to be used within the US, glitches have been hanging the distribution of the primary via the federal authorities’s “Operation Warp Velocity.” This week, the US noticed the primary use of the vaccine developed by a Pfizer/BioNTech collaboration. However instantly afterward, many states began saying that orders for shipments within the ensuing weeks had been being minimize. After some within the federal authorities had indicated that the issue is perhaps in manufacturing, Pfizer issued a press release indicating that it had doses in its warehouse able to ship out however no indication of the place to ship them to.
All in all, it is about what you’d count on within the first weeks of a large enterprise like this.
State of denial
One of many first states to report issues was Illinois, the place its governor, J.B. Pritzker, mentioned that it had indications it might solely be receiving half the anticipated doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine subsequent week. Since then, over a dozen states have indicated that they will be receiving fewer doses than deliberate within the second week (this text appears to have a reasonably complete listing).Learn 10 remaining paragraphs | Feedback
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