Video Dispatch: Vaccines, Variants, and What’s Next

Here’s some good news for a change: the US has approved its third vaccine option–Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose shot–even as total daily vaccinations with the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer vaccines continues to rise. With additional supply and the real strides being made in pharmacies and doctors’ offices across the country, most Americans should be able to get a vaccine on demand by mid-April. 

For the rest of the world, the story is not nearly as rosy. Supply bottlenecks coupled with new and emerging variants mean that  the United States can start easing its lockdowns considerably before summer. In Europe and beyond, the threat of a fourth wave will continue to linger.


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