I’m starting to worry the Biden administration isn’t taking the fight against COVID-19 seriously enough.
That sounds crazy, I know. Biden was only inaugurated on Wednesday; he can hardly be expected to have accomplished much. And his announced plan is full of excellent and long-overdue initiatives: mask mandates on transportation, expanded testing, and community vaccination centers, including — my particular favorite — mobile units to bring the vaccine directly to people disconnected or remote from health-care providers.
Nonetheless, I worry.
My worries start with the extremely low target for total shots to be administered. A hundred million shots in 100 days may sound like a lot, but that’s only one million shots per day.