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Fauci now says vaccine will be available for all Americans by JULY - days after he said April - as US records 2,336 COVID deaths and embattled Cuomo's New York sees nation's highest per capita hospitalizations

 Dr Anthony Fauci now says there will be vaccines for all Americans by July - just days after claiming April would be 'open season' for healthy adults to get the shot. 

The chief medical adviser to the president had predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by spring, telling NBC's 'Today Show': 'By the time we get to April, that will be what I would call, for better wording, 'open season'. 

'Namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated.'

But he walked back on those claims Wednesday, telling CNN: 'They will be available in July.' He then cautioned: 'It may take an additional couple months…towards the end of the summer to get everybody vaccinated.'

Fauci added: 'How long it will take to vaccinate people will really depend on the efficiency with which we get doses into people's arms.'

President Joe Biden had said Tuesday the vaccine will be available to every American 'by the end of July' with millions of additional doses on the way and predicted herd immunity may be achieved as early as Christmas.

Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator, had earlier said Wednesday: 'We are on track to have enough vaccine supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July.'

A further 2,336 deaths were reported Wednesday. Data by The COVID Tracking Project shows there were 66,089 new cases of the virus Wednesday; the seven day rolling average is 77,567. A total of 63,398 people are currently hospitalized with the virus; the seven day rolling average is 67,916.

New York recorded the nations' highest per capita hospitalizations with 338 per million people. Its embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a investigation by the FBI and US Attorney's office in Brooklyn over claims his administration covered up coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes. 

The Democrat is under fire amid claims he purposely under-reported the COVID-19 death toll in the homes. 

More than 27 million Americans have tested positive for the virus; 490,062 have died.  

Dr Anthony Fauci now says there will be vaccines for all Americans by July - just days after claiming April would be 'open season' for healthy adults to get the shot. He told CNN: 'They will be available in July. It may take an additional couple months¿ towards the end of the summer to get everybody vaccinated'

Dr Anthony Fauci now says there will be vaccines for all Americans by July - just days after claiming April would be 'open season' for healthy adults to get the shot. He told CNN: 'They will be available in July. It may take an additional couple months… towards the end of the summer to get everybody vaccinated'

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on December 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on December 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In getting the shot by spring Fauci had credited the forthcoming uptick in vaccine doses available from Pfizer and Moderna and potentially from other firms like Johnson & Johnson, whose vaccine is expected to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the coming weeks.    

Conflicting information has come out the administration on the doses available and how they will be distributed among the population given the complicated logistics that the vaccine requires two doses, within three to four weeks of one another. 

The administration has said repeatedly more doses are on the way. 


White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday the administration will increase the vaccine supply to states to 13.5 million doses per week and send two million vaccine doses to local pharmacies this week. 

In a town hall Tuesday Biden said: 'By the end of July, we'll have over 600 million doses - enough to vaccinate every single American.' 

He claimed not enough vaccines were available when he took office on January 20th.

'We came into office there was only 50 million doses that are available,' he said. His administration has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration for not having enough doses of the vaccine or a plan in place to distribute it. 

'I mean there was nothing in the refrigerator figuratively or literally speaking,' Biden said of vaccine availability when he took office.  

A further 2,336 deaths were reported Wednesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday the administration will increase the vaccine supply to states to 13.5 million doses per week

A further 2,336 deaths were reported Wednesday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday the administration will increase the vaccine supply to states to 13.5 million doses per week

More than 27 million Americans have tested positive for the virus; 490,062 have died

More than 27 million Americans have tested positive for the virus; 490,062 have died

Data by The COVID Tracking Project shows there were 66,089 new cases of the virus Wednesday; the seven day rolling average is 77,567. A total of 63,398 people are currently hospitalized with the virus; the seven day rolling average is 67,916

Data by The COVID Tracking Project shows there were 66,089 new cases of the virus Wednesday; the seven day rolling average is 77,567. A total of 63,398 people are currently hospitalized with the virus; the seven day rolling average is 67,916

New York recorded the nations' highest per capita hospitalizations with 338 per million people Wednesday

New York recorded the nations' highest per capita hospitalizations with 338 per million people Wednesday 

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Members of Biden's COVID response team are warning the White House that even July that may be unrealistic, two senior officials had told the Daily Beast. 

Driving their less optimistic timelines for herd immunity are the potential fragility of the vaccine supply chain and the emergence of more infectious coronavirus variants, including two that may make vaccines less effective. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a investigation by the FBI and US Attorney's office in Brooklyn over claims his administration covered up coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes

Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a investigation by the FBI and US Attorney's office in Brooklyn over claims his administration covered up coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes

At the current clip, it will take about nine months for 75 percent of the population to get vaccinated, at which point the nation will likely have herd immunity that reduces the circulation of the virus low enough that unvaccinated people are unlikely to get infected. 

But that is dependent upon how many doses Moderna and Pfizer can make of their authorized vaccines, though the supply could get a 100 million dose boost if Johnson & Johnson's one-dose shot is approved.     

Biden also said, after cautioning he shouldn't predict things, that herd immunity could be reached by the holidays. 

'They tell me be careful not to predict things that you don't know for certain what's going to happen because then you'll be held accountable. I get that. But let me tell you what I think based on all that I've learned,' he said.

Biden has longed talked about 100 million shots in the arm in his first 100 days as president.  

Since vaccine distribution began in the United States on December 14, more than 52 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.5 per cent of the total population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The U.S. is currently administering over 1.6 million shots a day. That number should rise to 1.9 million next week.  

Biden announced last week his administration secured 200 million more doses of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, enough to inoculate every American adult.

'We've now purchased enough vaccine supplies to vaccinate all Americans,' Biden said during a visit to the National Institutes of Health. 'Now we're working to get those vaccines into the arms of millions of people.'  

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