Fauci says U.S. could soon vaccinate one million people per day

Fauci says U.S. could soon vaccinate one million people per day

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is making a new prediction about getting Americans vaccinated against COVID. As you know, the vaccination program is off to a sluggish start, and we’re just several weeks in.

On Tuesday, 3,775 people died from the virus according to Johns Hopkins University.

As the post-holiday surge continues, some governors are taking action to help get people vaccinated quicker.

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In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper called in the National Guard to help speed things up.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to fine hospitals that don’t use their vaccine allotments.

Dr. Anthony Fauci believes more can be done.

He said the U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID vaccinations a day.

Right now, he estimates they’re reaching about half that.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says less than 30-percent of the distributed doses have been administered.

FDA warns against delaying, changing COVID-19 vaccine dosage schedules