De Blasio: New York City Will Have 'Nothing Left to Give' if It Does Not Get Vaccine Resupply


Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is warning New York City will have to cancel appointments after Thursday if they do not receive another supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

“At the rate we are going, we will begin to run out on Thursday, this Thursday, two days from now and we will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” de Blasio said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

He added, “What does that mean? It means if we don’t get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after Thursday for the remainder of the week at a lot of our sites.”

Watch his comments below:

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President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office on Friday, as IJR previously reported.

Dr. Anthony Fauci told NBC on Sunday Biden’s vaccination plan is “absolutely a doable thing.”

“The feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear. There’s no doubt about that, that that can be done,” he continued.

Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, said on Sunday the incoming administration is facing a significant challenge with the vaccine rollout, as IJR previously reported.

He told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “We’re inheriting a huge mess here, Jake. But, we have a plan to fix it. The president-elect laid out that plan on Friday… five concrete steps to move us forward, to make pace with the vaccination.”

Klain added, “I want to give the vaccine makers credit. They are producing vaccine. We think there are things we can do to speed up the delivery of that vaccine.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 31 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed and over 12 million doses have been administered.

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