Field investigation of Japanese media: problems in vaccination in the United States

Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun published a report on February 9 by reporters Murayama Cheng and Chuan Yuexiang from New York and Washington, respectively, entitled “slow progress of vaccination in the United States”. The full text is excerpted as follows: < p > < p > on February 5, the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx District of new York City became a large-scale vaccination site for the new crown vaccine. Temporary vaccination sheds were set up in the corridor of the venue, and people wearing masks lined up outside the venue. < / P > < p > this vaccination site is jointly managed by the state of New York and the city of New York, and is expected to vaccinate 15000 people per week. Spencer Lopez, who is waiting in line, said it’s hard to book a vaccine, but things may be better later. < / P > < p > there are about 160 vaccination sites in New York City, which are distributed in medical institutions, pharmacies, schools and other places. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that more than 7 million people in the state need priority vaccination, but as of July 7, only 1.6 million people in the state have completed the first vaccination, and only 700000 people in New York City. < / P > < p > · shortage of vaccine supply: the basic reason for the slow progress of vaccination is that the supply of vaccine can not keep up with the demand. In recent days, the state government has repeatedly applied to the federal government to increase the supply of vaccines. Fudge, chief medical adviser of Biden administration and director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases of the United States, believes that in order to achieve “mass immunization”, that is, to control the epidemic by giving most people immunity to the new coronavirus, the overall vaccination rate in the United States needs to reach 70% to 85%. As of July 7, about 31.6 million people in the United States had been vaccinated, accounting for only 9.6% of the total population. < / P > < p > · shortage of medical staff: the slow progress of vaccination is also due to the shortage of manpower. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention, California has received a total of 7 million doses of vaccine by the 7th of this month, but only 4.5 million of them have been vaccinated for the public in the state, and the vaccine utilization rate is only about 65%. < / P > < p > since December last year, the number of confirmed cases in California has increased sharply, and the medical systems in different places are facing great pressure. In this case, professional medical staff do not care to vaccinate people, and some medical institutions have to let medical students undertake relevant tasks. < / P > < p > · vaccination regulations are confusing: there are no unified vaccination regulations in the States and places of the United States, and the vaccination process is in a hurry, and the staff do not strictly confirm the identity information of the vaccinators, so the situation becomes very chaotic. At first, the coverage of vaccination was limited to workers in New York City, but many people from other cities and states flocked. As a result, it is not only more difficult for the public to make an appointment, but also there is a crisis in vaccine supply.