Fauci: Vaccinations are ramping up in a ‘glimmer of hope’

RN Janet Strand at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center receives a Superman bandage after getting one of the first two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Lane County on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP PHOTO)

The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday.