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Also there is shortage of syringes and PPE for frontline workers. This points to utter failure to execute the Defense Production Act since March 2020. That is over 10 months ago!In New York, the country’s most populous city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has vaccinated about 300,000 of its more than 8 million residents, but was on course to run dry next week because it was burning through vaccines faster than they were being replenished.
“We’ve been getting resupply right now at a very paltry level of about 100,000 doses a week,” de Blasio said on WNYC radio. “We went through 125,000 in the first four days of this week, and our numbers are increasing every day.”
De Blasio has said the city would be on track to meet its goal of vaccinating 1 million New Yorkers by the end of January if it is able to get supplies.
“If there’s no supply, we’re going to have to freeze the appointment system,” he said.