3 thoughts on “You can’t get there from here!

  1. 3Card Monte says:

    President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that the Trump administration had shared information with his transition team about distributing a vaccine to various states, but Biden said his team had not seen a “detailed plan.”
    “There is no detailed plan that we’ve seen, anyway, as to how you get the vaccine out of a container, into an injection syringe, into somebody’s arm,” Biden said at an event in Wilmington, Delaware.
    “It’s going to be very difficult for that to be done and it’s a very expensive proposition,” Biden said. He noted, “There’s a lot more that has to be done.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/04/politics/biden-trump-vaccine/index.html
    After first round of vaccine distributions, bulk of planning remains unfinished
    Lack of planning for vaccine distribution after the first phase is raising concerns about what happens next and who pays. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/after-first-round-vaccine-distributions-bulk-planning-remains-unfinished-n1249848
    Vice President Pence traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Friday for a briefing, saying America is “in a season of hope” and “help is on the way” with emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine potentially less than two weeks away.
    Pence said the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna could get preliminary authorization from the Food and Drug Administration the week of Dec. 14 and said doses could be delivered quickly. “Within 48 hours from the FDA approval, we could be vaccinating people literally in all 50 states and territories all across the country,” Pence said.
    But Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, delivered a grim dose of reality. “The week of the 14th is only the beginning of the beginning,” Butler said. “This will be a marathon and not a sprint.” https://www.npr.org/2020/12/05/943291493/pence-says-its-a-season-of-hope-while-cdc-officials-warn-of-covid-19-surge

  2. Bait & switch says:

    Trump’s Operation Warp Speed promised a flood of covid vaccines. Instead, states are expecting a trickle : The administration pledged several hundred million doses in 2020. Companies will actually ship about 10 percent of that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/05/operation-warp-speed-coronavirus-vaccine-shortfall/
    “Federal officials have slashed the amount of coronavirus vaccine they plan to ship to states in December because of constraints on supply, sending local officials into a scramble to adjust vaccination plans and highlighting how early promises of a vast stockpile before the end of 2020 have fallen short.
    Instead of the delivery of 300 million or so doses of vaccine immediately after emergency-use approval and before the end of 2020 as the Trump administration had originally promised, current plans call for availability of around a tenth of that, or 35 to 40 million doses.”

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