The White House acknowledged that it has no idea how many doses of the Coronavirus vaccine are already in the country at the moment.
White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki said on Monday that the situation inherited by those in charge of Donald Trump’s staff was “much worse than we could have imagined.”
She added, “We have been here for 5 days to evaluate the offer so that we can release the maximum amount while ensuring everyone gets the second dose, according to the schedule recommended by the Food and Drug Administration.”
And she continued: “So the confusion about this issue, which we admit, is talking about a bigger problem, which is what we inherited from the previous administration, it is much worse than we imagined.”
Later, the new US president, Joe Biden, said: “Time is of the essence. We are optimistic that we will get enough vaccine .. We came to the office without knowledge. We got commitment from some producers who will gain more in a relatively short time frame.”
He pointed out that vaccines will be widely available to anyone who wishes to obtain them, and that by the summer the United States will be “on the right path” to obtain herd immunity.
America gave only 6 percent of its population the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, and only 0.9 percent got the two doses.