Dr. Fauci: America's race between COVID-19 variants and vaccines 'neck and neck'


Dr. Anthony Fauci says the country's battle with the coronavirus continues to be a "neck and neck" race against time, even as the Biden administration hit its goal of 200 million shots in its first 100 days on Thursday.

The White House’s chief medical advisor and head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases made the comments on KCBS Radio’s "The State of California" on Thursday.

"We’re doing a really, really good job in vaccinating people," Dr. Fauci said.

The U.S. is administering between 3 and 4 million vaccines per day, with about 30% of the adult population fully vaccinated and 50% of the same group having gotten the first shot of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna two-dose vaccines, he added.

An estimated 80% of Americans ages 65 and older have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.