Vaccination Update

Things seem to be improving. Newly reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. remained under 80,000 for the fourth day in a row, while hospitalizations fell to their lowest level since Nov. 10. The latest vaccination update also had some good news.

The Biden Administration hoped to give shots to one million Americans per day.  The country is now giving about 1.8 million shots per day. By next month, America should be able to vaccinate 3 million per day. Dr. Anthony Fauci also said that the timeline for when the general population could receive shots was early May or June.

The Biden Administration have nearly doubled the pace of vaccination in their first month in office. The government accelerated the pace of delivery from drugmakers. Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. agreed to sell more doses of their vaccine to the U.S. faster than planned after he invoked federal law that could force their production. Soon, they will open mass-vaccination clinics and expand the pool of vaccine workers. The United States will finally have an adequate supply of vaccines by the summer.

In January, Biden signed an executive order to open up the federal health insurance marketplace for three months so uninsured people can get coverage.

American life expectancy dropped to 77.8 years from 78.8 years in 2019. Life expectancy of the Black population declined by 2.7 years in the first half of 2020, slicing away 20 years of gains. The number of confirmed Covid deaths in the U.S. is on pace to exceed 500,000 soon.

Interesting tidbit:

57 senators who voted to convict Trump represent 76.7 MILLION more Americans than the 43 senators who voted not guilty.