In the United States’ fight against COVID-19, there is good news and there is “Forced to Sit Beside Don Jr. over dinner and listen to the intricate details of his workout schedule ”- type news, that is, news you never want to hear. On the good news front, a number of drugmakers have said early data shows their vaccines are very effective in preventing the novel coronavirus. The less good news: Donald Trump is still president, which means we’ll probably have to wait at least seven weeks until the federal government has a life-saving drug delivery plan that inspires confidence, not fear.
“States will have to choose who will receive the first doses”, Josh Michaud, an associate director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Politico. “It is very evident that states are in different places when it comes to planning and identifying who these people are.” Moncef Slaoui, who heads the government’s Operation Warp Speed program, said he “doesn’t expect states to make uniform decisions. Some may prefer long-term care facilities or the elderly, while others may prioritize their health workers. It would be wrong to vaccinate 18 year olds first. I hope no one is doing this. But otherwise, they are shades of gray.
While most of the Trump administration’s hiccups can usually be attributed to incompetence, this speaks volumes about the federal government’s current reputation that incompetence is the key. better explanation of vaccine distribution planning so far. As a member of Joe BidenThe COVID task force said Vanity Fairfrom Katherine Eban Earlier this month, there were fears that the Trump team deliberately hampered the transition for weeks to “make timely vaccine delivery nearly impossible,” leaving Trump “with the victory to oversee its successful development, and a new President Biden with the failure to distribute it.
Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to reach terrifying new heights thanks in large part to Donald Trump and the head of the COVID-19 task force Mike Pencethe decision to do nothing to stop it. (Last month, the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows literally told CNN, “We’re not going to control the pandemic.”) According to Trump’s CDC, hospitalization rates are higher now at no time in the past nine months, with some states being pushed to full capacity. More than 267,000 people have died in the United States While Trump could still prevent people from contracting, spreading and dying of a miserable disease by urging them to wear masks and avoid family gatherings during the holidays, he would obviously rather Americans suffer than admit Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health experts know what they’re talking about. As Le New York Times Put the: