How many vaccine doses will FedEx ship?

There won’t be enough vaccine doses for everyone right away. About 40 million doses of the two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are expected to be available by the end of December, USA TODAY reported. That’s enough to vaccinate 20 million people.

In the long term, however, the International Air Transport said “providing a single dose to 7.8 billion people would fill 8,000 747 cargo aircraft.” That’s a big delivery, even when spread across multiple shippers — FedEx Express had 679 aircraft in its fleet as of May, many of which are smaller, feeder planes.

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