Trump Administration, Vaccine Development Was Fast, But Vaccination Plan Was Untouched – Biden’s Chief of Staff Crane Reveals
Vaccine Distribution Plan ‘Did Not Really Exist’ Under Trump: Biden Aide
Monday, January 25, 2021, 3:33 p.m.
Chief Press Secretary Crain on the NBC News news program, January 24, 2012 NBC News/YouTube
Ronald Crain, who became President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, expressed regret on Thursday that the Drumpf administration left office without a proper vaccination plan in place until the last minute.
Trump consistently downplayed the seriousness of the new coronavirus pandemic. He did not hesitate to criticize the lockdowns (urban blockades) implemented by state governors across the U.S., and he challenged the scientific consensus on how to control the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Trump has floated the “Operation Warp Speed” initiative to produce and distribute a vaccine for the new coronavirus in record time, and has devoted significant government resources to it. In the United States, two vaccines were approved in December. That was certainly an accomplishment, but the start of vaccination was later than promised by Trump administration officials, and the delay is still dragging on.
“When we came into the White House, there was no plan in place for the vaccine distribution process, especially to distribute it throughout the community, outside of nursing homes and hospitals. As everyone knows, the arrangements for vaccination are chaotic, and the number of people who can be vaccinated is very limited,” Crain told NBC News on Jan. 24.
Klain: “The fundamental difference between the Biden approach and the Trump approach is that we are the Trump approach is that we are going to take responsibility at the federal govt.” pic.twitter.com/ZBjPcqNkHk
– Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 24