Biden foolishly low-balls America’s COVID response

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.


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