Coronavirus vaccinations at the nation’s nursing homes have increased. A sign of progress? I hope so. CDC reports that updated figures show that 25% of vaccine doses were given to residents and caregivers. Overall, only 4.5 million doses were sent through Trump’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. Last week, less than 15% of the distributed doses had actually been administered. Critics called the progress “absolutely unconscionable.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar pledged that vaccination efforts would be seeing “a significant ramp-up” in the future. What is he waiting on? Azar said the Trump Administration assume that 95% of facilities will receive their first doses by the end of next week.