Brown School of Public Health and Microsoft AI for Health Vaccination Tracker Provides Data on U.S. Vaccine Distribution – “A new dashboard launched [February 5, 2021] by the Brown School of Public Health and Microsoft AI for Health allows users to track state-by-state progress in reaching the goal set by President Joe Biden to distribute 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines within the first 100 days of his Administration. The dashboard shows if in each state, doses administered each day match daily targets. The dashboard also is unique in showing crucial information such as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths alongside vaccine distribution and administered doses, allowing comparisons between vaccination progress and the size and impact of continued outbreaks in each state. As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across communities and drives mutations that can breed new, more contagious variants, meeting vaccination goals will be essential to getting the pandemic under control and the nation back on track….
The new dashboard provides novel insights by showing which states are meeting the required run rate of vaccines administered daily to make the 100 day goal of the Biden Administration– such as Alaska, West Virginia and North Dakota but also Virginia and Wisconsin — and which states are not meeting that goal, including Texas, Florida, New York, Mississippi and Iowa which have fallen woefully behind. The data also show that vaccines have been fairly evenly distributed among states (with the exception of Alaska, which has received more doses than any other state per 100,000 people) though there are vast differences among states in the number of distributed doses that have actually made it into arms. North Dakota leads in vaccinations and has administered 84.8 percent of the doses the state received. Alabama has seen the slowest roll-out with only 50.8 percent of received doses administered…Two crucial data sets will be added soon from states who report such data: vaccinations by age and by race/ethnicity…”