President Biden’s team has reviewed their predecessors’ agenda for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and reportedly discovered the plans had the significant problem of failing to exist. “There is nothing for us to rework,” an unnamed source with knowledge of the new administration’s COVID-19 efforts told CNN. “We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”
In that it means months of potential progress have been needlessly lost — that the abysmally slow vaccination pace we’ve seen since mid-December was not inevitable — this is a horrifying revelation. But there may be an advantage here: The Biden administration can craft its vaccine distribution plan and, crucially, its messaging with a free hand.