We have good news and bad news.
The bad news is that after President Joe Biden was sworn in, he and his administration quickly learned that the outgoing Trump team still hadn’t developed a plan to distribute the vaccine, CNN reports.
The good news is that at last, exactly one full year since the first coronavirus cases were detected in the United States, the White House is actively developing a real plan to inoculate the country.
“There is nothing for us to rework,” a source within the Biden administration told CNN. “We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”
When Futurism previously reported on how Joe Biden could fix the former administration’s vaccine distribution plan, experts stressed that the first step should be to take stock of the current situation so Biden’s team can identify specific problems.
Now, in a facepalming twist, it turns out that the biggest specific problem is that there isn’t even a plan to fix.
“Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence,” another source told CNN, speaking of former President Trump and his administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Biden’s team finds itself building a plan from the ground up, it’s also cleaning house: CNN reports that it asked key players in the Trump administration’s mishandling of the pandemic to resign, including Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui and Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
But thankfully, it’s keeping Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top coronavirus expert, around.
“For almost a year now, Americans could not look to the federal government for any strategy, let alone a comprehensive approach to respond to COVID,” White House COVID coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Wednesday. “And we’ve seen the tragic costs of that failure. As President Biden steps into office today … that’ll change tomorrow.”
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