Good news: how vaccination is going!
Dear friends and colleagues,
Ready for some good news? Well, maybe it isn’t the best news, but vaccine rollout is… well rolling.
Let’s see where we are in terms of vaccination.
CDC says that ~33.8 million people have received at least 1 dose of COVID-vaccine, and 10.5 million people who have been fully vaccinated. Here’s a snap shot of the race to the vaccination by state:
Good news: providers are administrating more and more doses every day. Currently they are administrating 1.56 million per day on average:
So the big question is, when will the majority of people be vaccinated?
We have all heard Dr. F saying that ~70-90% of population needs to gain resistance to covid-19 to reach herd immunity. So when will this actually happen?
Well, based on the current projections of vaccinations at current pace, we will reach ~50% population immunity by June and 70% by September. Even perhaps 90% by November.
On a side note: I am co-chairing the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Conference this year from Nov 4-5, 2021. If all goes well, we will have some small in-person networking events. Would love to see you all in person!
At current state, at least 44 states have expanded their programs to include non-medical works such as police officers, grocery store employees, or others at risk of being exposed to virus on the jobs.
For my healthy adult friends and family, keep in good spirits. We will party once again. We will toast to the future, and rise again.