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U.S. Vaccinations at 200,000 a Day Run Far Short of ‘Warp Speed’

The nation won’t meet its goal of 20 million doses by year-end

A resident receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Miami, Dec. 29.

A resident receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Miami, Dec. 29.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
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The U.S. is vaccinating an average of only 200,000 people a day against Covid-19, and many states have used just a small percentage of the shipments sent to them this month.

Data gathered from states and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that while Operation Warp Speed has distributed millions of doses, some states have been slow to get them into people’s arms. The nation almost certainly won't hit the Trump administration’s goal of 20 million vaccinations by year-end, according to a Bloomberg News analysis.