US President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 100 million American citizens in his first 100 days in office has been marked as ‘doable’ by American physician and immunologist Anthony Fauci.
Biden had previously announced ambitious strategies to tackle the virus, devising plans to accelerate the pace of vaccinations.
What most deemed as too ambitious has been approved by the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as he calls the feasibility of Biden’s goal ‘absolutely clear’.
“I can tell you one thing that’s clear is that the issue of getting 100m [vaccination] doses in the first 100 days, is absolutely a doable thing. What the president-elect is going to do is where we need be, to invoke the [Defense Production Act] to get the kinds of things they need, whatever they may be, be they tests, be they vaccines or what have you,” Fauci told NBC.
“In other words, to just not be hesitant to use whatever mechanisms we can to get everything on track and on the flow that we predict. But the feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear, there’s no doubt about it. That can be done.” he added.
The United States has recorded a total of 24,482,050 coronavirus cases so far, with 407,202 deaths. On January 17 alone, it reported 1,846 deaths.