Biden team 'inheriting a huge mess' on COVID vaccine rollout, warns Ron Klain
The incoming White House chief of staff discussed plans to accelerate vaccine distribution and administration during an appearance on CNN's 'State of the Union' Sunday morning.
"We're inheriting a huge mess here," Klain toldState of the Unionhost Jake Tapper on Sunday."But we have a plan to fix it. The President-elect laid out that plan on Friday."President-electJoe Bidenspoke extensively about his administration's intent to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine distribution during a Friday press conference. He touched on potential solutions to challenges presently contributing to the slowdown, and mentioned using the Defense Production Act to increase production of syringes that could expand the immunization supply by 20 percent. Biden outlined his objective to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccines during his first 100 days in the White House.
"We think there are things we can do to speed up the delivery of that vaccine and to make that vaccine supply go farther," Klain said during Sunday's interview."So, we believe there will be adequate supply to give people their second shots. And more importantly, we believe that there will be continued supply, and distribution of that supply, to hit that target of 100 million shots in 100 days."
Ron Klain, the White House's incoming chief of staff, admitted that Biden's administration is"inheriting a huge mess" amid the nation's COVID-19 vaccine rollout during an appearance on CNN's"State of the Union" Sunday morning. In the photograph above, Klain, who previously served as the White House's Ebola response coordinator, testifies before the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Subcommittee hearing on"Community Perspectives on Coronavirus Preparedness and Response" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2020. headtopics.com
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js26783_joe I have faith in the Biden team to sort this out and make us safe again Unfortunately, some states never thought about rolling out a vaccine for a pandemic and their incompetence requires the federal government telling them what to do - lest they continue to throw expired vaccines in the trash.