Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Stumbling in the Home Stretch

 Predictably, the Trump Maladministration is screwing up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.  In the home stretch of the race against the pandemic, the response teams are stumbling, mainly due to a failure to prepare for the vaccination effort.  The federal government has neglected to put an infrastructure in place, so the individual states will have to work to create it.

So far, only two million (out of a potential twenty million) individuals have been vaccinated, and with the slow pace of vaccination, doses might expire before they can be administered.  A competent administration would have rolled out the military to speed the distribution of the vaccine, much like Governor Cuomo rolled out the NY National Guard to help the pandemic response efforts in the early New Rochelle hotspot.  That would be a better use of the military than asking them to arrange a coup would be.  With the current glacial pace of vaccination, it will take about ten years for herd immunity to be achieved... and I thought 2021 would mark a genuine change in this shitshow.

1 comment:

Racer X said...

The problem is you are thinking that today is the last day of 2020. Functionally the last day of 2020 is January 20th, 2021 Noon EST.