Fauci: Joe Biden’s 100 million COVID-19 shots pledge means doses, not people
President Biden’s pledge to distribute 100 million shots of COVID-19 vaccines in his first 100 days in office does not mean 100 million Americans will be vaccinated during that time, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted Sunday. That volume of vaccinates will only see around 67 million people fully inoculated, because both current vaccines require two shots, he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Let me clarify that because there was a little bit of an understanding. What we’re talking about is 100 million shots in individuals,” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director said. “At the end of a hundred days, you’re going to have some people who will have gotten both shots, and some will still be on their first shots,” Fauci added.