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Fauci: Vaccine Goal Covers 67 Million  01/24 11:32

   Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden's goal of 
administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means 
about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time.

   WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden's goal 
of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means 
about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time.

   Fauci, the government's top infectious diseases expert, said the president's 
goal refers to 100 million shots, not people. Current vaccines require two 
shots.

   Fauci maintained that goal could be difficult to meet even though the U.S. 
recently has been able to administer shots to about a million people a day. He 
explained that it will be harder to reach people once shots are given outside 
hospital and nursing home settings.

   Fauci also told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he supports a national 
commission to understand some of the problems in coordinating a COVID-19 
response on the state and local level because states shouldn't just be told, 
"You're on your own."

   Ron Klain, Biden's chief of staff, called the 100 million shots in 100 days 
"a very bold and ambitious goal." He told NBC's "Meet the Press" that it won't 
stop the administration from aiming higher if doable.

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