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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:16 AM

Dems Brace For GOP Ploy To Pin Under-Planned Vaccine Rollout On Biden

President Trump and his top lieutenants would love to have the country believe that the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available very soon, just a few weeks into the Biden administration.

But there’s an inconvenient problem with that estimate: Systematic lack of funding of public health and failures in the Trump administration’s planning for vaccine distribution will likely extend the vaccine distribution timeline months beyond the outgoing administration’s rosiest predictions.

The Trump administration has a detailed plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, but it only covers the first wave of doses. It will take all of six weeks, inoculating frontline health-care workers and nursing home residents, potentially leaving the Biden administration with a surfeit of vaccine but a huge shortfall in planning. That problem is compounded by the lack of funding from Congress for states and cities to manage distribution — a problem partially alleviated this week, when lawmakers arrived at a plan to appropriate $8.75 billion to distribute the shot.

But top Trump officials have tried to create the impression publicly that the vaccine will be widely available to the general public as soon as February — a wildly unrealistic estimate that, if taken seriously, could frame the Biden administration for what seems like a conspicuous early failure.

Democrats are beginning to take notice that they’re being set up.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/dems-brace-for-gop-ploy-to-pin-under-planned-vaccine-rollout-on-biden

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Zorro Dec 2020 OP
bullimiami Dec 2020 #1
dchill Dec 2020 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2020 #4
ananda Dec 2020 #7
2naSalit Dec 2020 #3
JI7 Dec 2020 #5
SallyHemmings Dec 2020 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2020 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:23 AM

1. I'm pretty sure we all know trump is a fuck-up who gives no shit if its not for himself.

they can try to blame biden for whatever, only the insane or idiotic will buy it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:28 AM

2. They are too incompetent to plan a rollout...

...but know how to blame someone else for their shortcomings. Please proceed, antigovernors.

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Response to dchill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:37 AM

4. It's well beyond incompetence; the Republican death cult uses the pandemic as a tool.

Expect the spitting, screaming and snarling to begin even before inauguration. The echo chambers of Sinclair broadcasting and Fascist Oligarch eXtremists will amplify and direct the noise in both House and Senate.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 08:30 AM

7. Agree. This is a feature not a bug.

They are all nazi eugenicists, a true murder-suicide cult.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:57 AM

3. Well, they have been trying to blame him...

For not being president and issuing decrees and all to control the virus since at least the primaries were over.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:39 AM

5. The problem starts when the Media refuses to just report the facts about these things

and instead they will think Right Wing shit which we know are lies need to be debated .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 08:29 AM

6. K & R +1000

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