President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that the first shipments of a federally-approved coronavirus vaccine will be issued next week.
“The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” Trump said. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.“
Earnest mass distribution of a coronavirus vaccine will be provided to frontline workers and healthcare professionals at risk of contracting the disease. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday that it’s assembled a vaccine transport operation to ensure approved vaccines are distributed in an expedited manner. Vaccines will have to be transported in dry ice, a logistical complication that FAA authorities are currently working to manage.
Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna have touted clinically-tested coronavirus vaccines that are effective in 90% and 94.5% of cases respectively. Food and Drug Administration officials are expected to grant emergency approval for the use of Pfizer’s vaccine by December 10th, although it appears approval and use of a vaccine could commence earlier.
Operation Warp Speed, a federal scientific project to develop, test, and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, may come to fruition with the mass-scale use of a coronavirus vaccine. The project will aim to distribute more than 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the US population.
The President touted the speedy manner in which the US government has prepared and will distribute a vaccine, predicting the press would try to give credit to Joe Biden for a scientific project completed in President Trump’s administration.
“Joe Biden failed with the swine flu, H1N1, totally failed with the swine flu,” Trump said. “Don’t let him take credit for the vaccines because the vaccines were me and I pushed people harder than they’ve ever been pushed before and we got that approved and through and nobody’s ever seen anything like it.”
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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