CNN just reported that the Biden administration plans to release all doses of the COVID vaccine right away, instead of holding back half of them to ensure 2nd doses are available. This could make the vaccine more widely available sooner.
If more people get their first dose, that could get them up to 90% protection, slowing the pandemic. The UK and Canada have already adopted this approach, and I’m happy to see the new administration’s openness to giving it a try.
Our current pace of vaccination, while increasing, would take 3 years to reach herd immunity. We simply don’t have that long.