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Northeastern professor and the COVID States Project say CDC overestimating number of vaccinated Americans

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A Northeastern professor says the Centers for Disease Control has significantly overestimated the number of people who have received at least one COVID shot, leading the federal agency to paint a rosier picture of vaccine compliance than actually exists.

One of the authors of the COVID States Project’s recent report on nationwide vaccination rates, David Lazer, says his report shows 75% of adults in the United States received at least one vaccination against the coronavirus, compared to the 92.1% reported by the CDC.

“That’s a very, very big difference,” says Lazer, a Northeastern distinguished professor of political science and computer sciences.

The CDC is “saying 8% of the population has gotten no vaccine, and we’re saying 25%,” he says. “So we’re saying three times as many people have gotten zero vaccines.”

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