While some states such as New York are suffering from a slower-than-expected COVID vaccine rollout, others such as North Dakota, West Virginia, and South Dakota are prioritizing vulnerable populations at higher rates.
Instead of covering some of these states’ successes, however, the legacy media and Democrats, both of whom claimed a vaccine could not be created by the end of the year under President Donald Trump, are promoting and echoing a narrative that the nation’s current vaccine rollout as a whole is “disastrous,” “a mess,” and a “dismal failure.”
While the United States currently leads the world in the number of COVID vaccines administered, the press and even President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration have latched onto the narrative that Trump’s administration failed to pioneer a successful vaccine campaign and distribution process. Just this week, Biden’s incoming chief of staff Ron Klain told CNN, “We’re inheriting a huge mess here.”
This same scrutiny, however, is not being applied to Biden’s COVID vaccination plans. In December, Biden claimed that one of his top priorities for dealing with the pandemic included distributing 100 million doses to states in his first 100 days.
“My first 100 days won’t end the Covid-19 virus. I can’t promise that,” Biden said. “But we did not get in this mess quickly, we’re not going to get out of it quickly, it’s going to take some time. But I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better.”
In January, Biden modified his plan to include not only the distribution of 100 million vaccines but also “10o million shots in arms,” a feat that was hailed as “ambitious” by many in the media and on the left and even dubbed a “big goal” by Biden himself.
We will easily make that goal. We've been doing about 1 million vaccines distributed per day since we started sending vaccines out.— PoliMath (@politicalmath) January 15, 2021
As that became clearer, the goal (appropriately) shifts to "100 million shots in arms" as the targethttps://t.co/nSFYlsDErb pic.twitter.com/Iwotv3Q9T9
So Biden’s plan is to keep doing what we’re doing. https://t.co/taW8GEj8sL— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 17, 2021
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