A medical worker administers the Jansen (Johnson and Johnson) Covid-19 vaccine to the public at a FEMA run mobile Covid-19 Vaccination clinic at Biddeford High School in Bidderford, Maine on April 26, 2021. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 11:55 AM PT – Saturday, May 1, 2021
The CDC has announced that 100 million Americans have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the announcement Friday, adding that around 55 percent of America’s adult population has received at least one dose.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. (Photo by Amr Alfiky-Pool/Getty Images)
In the last week, more than two million vaccinations were administered each day. Walenksy went on to say, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of fully reopening New York City by July 1 is a reasonable expectation.
“We are focused on getting people vaccinated and decreasing the case rates,” Dr. Walenksy said. “If we can continue at this pace, case rates are coming down, vaccinations are going up, and I think July 1 would be a reasonable target.”
This projected national reopening would come over one year and three months after lockdowns were first put into effect.