630,000 vaccine doses have been sent to the Empire State, but just 203,000 doses had actually made their way into New Yorkers’ arms, according to The Daily Wire.
“In New York City, some 88,000 people have received a first dose over the last three weeks, as the vaccine began being administered to health care workers and nursing home residents.”
“We will fight to make sure every life is protected equally because enough people have died and enough injustice has been done during COVID,” Cuomo said. “It stops now and it stops with this vaccine.”
“We are far, far behind where we need to be,” said Councilman Mark Levine told the Post. “We should be vaccinating 400,000 people a week.”
Manufacturers like Pfizer and Moderna have shipped more than 12 million vials, but only 3 million people have so far received the first dose of the vaccine, and both Pfizer and Moderna say patients will need two doses for them to reach full immunity and for the United States to have any hope of achieving herd immunity.
“But that doesn’t absolve New York officials, particularly when Cuomo has held himself up as the coronavirus king par excellence, even writing a book praising his own leadership.”
Levine also says on Twitter that New York is having a particularly difficult time inoculating residents.
“Vaccination in New York City is basically only occurring during regular business hours. Very little on weekends. Almost none on holidays,” Levin notes, with a chart showing that New York is vaccinating fewer than 10,000 people per day — and often fewer than 5,000.
Vaccination in New York City is basically only occurring during regular business hours. Very little on weekends. Almost none on holidays.
We are in a war-like situation. We need to be vaccinating TWENTY FOUR-SEVEN. We are losing precious time. pic.twitter.com/BpOpCRHVby
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) January 3, 2021