“We would’ve liked to have seen it run smoothly and have 20 million doses into people today, by the end of the (year) 2020, which was the projection. Obviously, it didn’t happen and that’s disappointing,” Fauci said Thursday on NBC’s “TODAY” show.
“Hopefully, as you get into the first couple of weeks in January, the gaining of momentum will get us to the point where we want to be.”
States and counties need more resources to accelerate the pace of vaccination, Fauci said. Trump in recent days has defended his administration’s rollout by saying it’s the responsibility of the states to administer the shots once they’re delivered by Operation Warp Speed.
“The good news is that science has and will come to rescue by getting us vaccines… hopefully five, six, seven or more vaccines throughout the world.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci pic.twitter.com/iyUsxutYsT
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 31, 2020