The United States on Saturday gave out a record breaking two million coronavirus vaccinations in a single day.
The Joe Biden administration had made a promise upon inauguration on January 20 to facilitate massive vaccination exercise.
The new development means that the United States has seen progress on several fronts against Covid-19 this week. This includes the opening of new mass inoculation sites and a third vaccine maker seeking authorization.
While health officials are concerned that more-transmissible coronavirus variants could worsen spread of the disease and in some cases put up a measure of resistance to vaccines. Some are also encouraged by where vaccination efforts are headed.
“Overall, things are definitely getting better,” Dr. Paul Offit, director of the vaccine education center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told newsmen on Friday.