100 million doses and several grains of salt

At some point on Friday, someone, somewhere, received the one hundred millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given in the United States since President Biden took office. It’s a moment worth celebrating, and the Biden administration is doing exactly that, trumpeting that the president met his goal of administering 100 million shots in his first 100 days — a full 42 days ahead of his deadline of April 30.

“It was considered ambitious,” Biden said in an early victory speech on Thursday. “Some even suggested it was somewhat audacious. Experts said … the plan was, quote, ‘definitely aggressive,’ and distribution would have to be ‘seamless’ for us to be successful.”


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