Newsom tells Fauci "we may have overpromised" on vaccine availability

Roughly 300,000 frontline workers received the first round of vaccines in the two weeks since distributions launched throughout California – though the figure falls well short of the intended 2.4 million people in the first vaccine group.

“That we’ve already administered 300,000 doses is extraordinary,” Newsom said during a Wednesday Facebook live event with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “But there’s been some frustration, a little bit of frustration — we may have overpromised a little bit in the short run about the availability and the distribution of vaccine.”…

California originally expected to receive 2.4 million doses by the end of December, but received just 1.8 million instead, according to the San Francisco Chronical.

“We know the number of doses that have arrived has produced less than what was originally professed,” Newsom said during a Wednesday news briefing, before adding that he was neither “shocked” nor “disappointed.”