The coronavirus vaccine distribution process is marred by a lack of coordination between different federal and state offices that are responsible to manage the process.
Dr. Amesh Adalja from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has been trying to fit together data collected from different government agencies but has found some important discrepancies.
The biggest challenge facing the US is how to get the vaccine to those who are eligible. According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 55 million vaccines have been administered.
To produce vaccines in record time is a technical challenge, but the bigger challenge is to convince the Americans to take the vaccine.
The Republicans in the United States are more likely to refuse vaccination, with 42% saying they would avoid vaccination as much as possible.
From the very beginning of the new coronavirus vaccination plan in the United States, it encountered numerous obstacles, and the distribution of vaccines was far slower than expected.
The result is a chaotic and disconnected process that is causing frustration and confusion across the country.
This is why many health officials are at loss to understand how they can manage the process.
Although the federal government is doing its part, it was necessary to ensure that the distribution and tracking are transparent.
As many states shift from vaccinating health workers and nursing home residents to vaccinating people over 65 or with pre-existing medical conditions, confusion and chaos prevail.
Due to organizational chaos, some people who were not eligible for the vaccine were vaccinated by luck.
At present, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States stands at 490,000.
The vaccine distribution process must have been well organized if the foundation laid had been well formulated, that would have saved millions of Americans from chaos and frustration.