Governor Tate Reeves thinks America can do better than 100-million vaccinations in 100 days. In a facebook post that’s garnered thousands of comments, Reeves says President Biden’s goal is a great political slogan, that some in the national press have called it bold and ambitious. But he questions whether it’s really either.
He goes on to crunch the numbers:
The US has 330 million people. Mississippi has 3 million or 0.9% of US population.
That would mean—if MS were “average” over those 100 days—we would do 900,000 shots in arms in 100 days. That’s an average of 9,000 per day.
Tuesday we did 14,974.
Wednesday we did 13,698.
Mississippi can do way better than 9,000 per day. And America can do way better than 100 million vaccines in 100 days. If President Biden doesn’t ditch that low number, it’s a disservice to his own stated goal—and more importantly the people of this country.
We would have to slow down considerably now to match that pace! In fact, we would have to average 40% less than today’s rate.
Why not aim high? Let’s move fast, eliminate obstacles, and put this virus in the rearview mirror! I believe we can do it!