In December of 2020, just as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were both becoming publicly available, the Trump administration projected that they would have some 20 million people vaccinated by the end of the year. However, as of the time of this writing, only a fraction of that number have been vaccinated. Health experts have warned that this pace is simply too slow.
President-elect Biden has promised to reverse this trend by allocating more funds to the vaccination effort. He has also promised that states struggling to hit their vaccination targets will be able to call on the federal government for help and advice in order to expedite the process.
The sooner the United States hits a critical mass of vaccinated adults, the sooner life can go back to normal. This is why the vaccination effort is so important: it’s the only feasible way to put a stop to the pandemic and get the country back to business as usual.