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City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Will Run Out by Friday, de Blasio Warns

COVID-19 vaccination (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

Jan. 19, 2021 By Allie Griffin

New York City’s supply of the COVID-19 vaccine will run out by Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today.

The city’s supply of life-saving doses will begin to dry up on Thursday and health officials will be forced to cancel appointments that are scheduled for Friday and beyond, de Blasio said.

“At the rate we are going, we will begin to run out on Thursday, this Thursday — two days from now,” he said during a morning press briefing. “We will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday.”

The city currently has just 116,000 doses for the rest of the week, de Blasio said. Last week, health providers administered more than 220,000 vaccines.

The city won’t get a new shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine until next Tuesday, meaning the city will have to halt vaccinations from this Friday until next Wednesday.

“This is crazy. This is not the way it should be,” de Blasio said. “We have the ability to vaccinate a huge number of people, we need the vaccine to go with it.”

He called on the federal government to send more doses to New York.

President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office tomorrow, has promised to ramp up the vaccine distribution throughout the country. However, it’s uncertain if he’ll be able to restock the vaccine before the city’s supply runs out.

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Jimmy C

Is this because our governor and mayor, Dumb and Dumber, mismanaged the entire process resulting in vaccines being thrown out? These 2 clowns “developed” an ONLINE registration system for the vaccine, a system which the computer illiterate seniors could not use to register. So the seniors could not get the vaccine.

And since the vaccines could not go to those who didn’t meet the critieria set by these clowns, the vaccines where thrown out expired.

There is no end to the complete buffoonery and incompetence of these 2!

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Bill

More the fault of EX-president Trump who made no provision for distribution.

Recently, we learned their so-called reserve supply was a myth and a lie. Nothing there. Whose fault is that?

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Jimmy C

The EX President formed Operation Warp Speed which got a vaccine in nine MONTHS instead of years! Toxic Cuomo openly lamented that the vaccine came on the EX President’s watch, while he continued to send covid patients to nursing homes!

Operation warp speed has an entire section of their plan dedicated to rollout. Check the HHS site. Note the dependence on the states to get the vaccines to their citizens after receiving it from the Feds. We’re still a republic ya know!

States are responsible for their own rollout, thus far NY, California has bungled it. YOU know who is in charge there. Florida, Texas and other states are doing fine with the rollout.

By the way, the NEW president won’t allow states to buy vaccines directly. What’s his plan for distribution now? He won. Remember?

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