“Obviously, it is a setback, because you’d like to see the steady flow of vaccine getting out there to get into people’s arms. But we can play pretty good catch-up,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“The number was 6 million doses got delayed. We’ve gotten 2 million out, and we project that by the middle of the week we will have caught up.”
The average daily number of Covid-19 cases continues to plummet from a post-holiday peak. The U.S. has reported more than 100,000 new daily cases on only one of the last 14 days, a month after it regularly hit more than 200,000 new cases, according to NBC News data. Daily deaths are decreasing, too, but more slowly, still regularly eclipsing 2,000.