More Moderna vaccine is due to go to the states …..
Biden & Co. is under YUGE pressure health wise and politics wise….
The weekly allocation is forecast to go from about 8.6 million doses to about 10 million doses. The vaccine is distributed on a population basis among 64 jurisdictions, including 50 states, eight territories and six major cities.
Zients is expected to stipulate that the increased supply will come from releasing more doses of Moderna’s vaccine — one of two authorized for emergency use in the United States. The other available product, also a two-dose regimen, was developed by Pfizer and German company BioNTech.
The stepped-up allocations are projected to last through the coming weeks. They will be welcome news to state and local officials who have implored the federal government for better forecasting of vaccine availability and transparency about supply….
In the United States, vaccine appointments have been canceled throughout the country as state and local health officers and medical providers confront a sharply limited supply of vaccine, which is being targeted at medical workers, older people, some front-line workers and other highly vulnerable people. The patchwork of rules about eligibility has deepened confusion about access to the shots….