Opinion | Sen. Chris Murphy: Why Biden needs to see Trump's vaccine plan right now

Opinion | Sen. Chris Murphy: Why Biden needs to see Trump's vaccine plan right now. - @NBCNewsTHINK

11/24/2020 2:29:00 PM

Opinion | Sen. Chris Murphy: Why Biden needs to see Trump's vaccine plan right now. - NBCNewsTHINK

Any further delays and Americans will continue paying the price for Trump's gross mishandling of Covid-19 even after he has left office.

could be up to 90 percent effective.But vaccines don't protect people; vaccinations do. And the effort to make sure that every person in America, as soon as possible, gets vaccinated, is a logistical project on par with than anything the American health care system has ever accomplished. Trump's teams at Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have begun to develop and implement this system, but it will be barely up and running by Jan. 20. That means that there must be an errorless transition of responsibility from Trump's team to Biden's team. And yet for weeks, Trump's team refused to allow Biden's transition team access to the plan. Hopefully, the GSA's announcement means this will change. But we cannot just assume it will happen.

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The effort to make sure that every person in America, as soon as possible, gets vaccinated, is a logistical project bigger than anything the American health care system has ever accomplished.As leaders of Operation Warp Speed, the coalition of federal agencies overseeing the plan for vaccine distribution, told the Senate last week, Trump had been

blocking them from communicatingat all with the Biden-Harris transition team. Why? Because of Trump's petulant crusade against reality. Indeed, Trump is still refusing to accept the election results, hoping that desperate lawsuits and the bullying of local elections officials will somehow allow him to remain in office despite the fact that he lost the election convincingly. headtopics.com

It's hard to overhype the dangers such stonewalling posed to an efficient vaccine distribution plan. Distributing a Covid-19 vaccine will be a massive effort requiring a whole-of-government response. The federal government will likely have to manage the delivery of multiple different vaccines produced by different companies. Most of these vaccines require multiple doses and some

. As more vaccines receive emergency approvals, they will be added into distribution. This is a project with countless moving pieces that will take careful coordination among the federal government, states, the public health community and health care partners.

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THINK It's called Warp Speed and the President will be using to dispense the vaccine.🇺🇸❤🙏 THINK He don't got one. THINK In Texas they’re coming up with plans. I think it’s up to the individual states. Just like fighting covid. It means trump has no plan and doesn’t intend on having one. He doesn’t care. Never has.

THINK Hahaha what plans All they have is a stack of papers with a title on it. There is no plan THINK Side effects after taking Vaccine . Diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness. Also turns you into a Democrat . Either way, we’re all screwed! THINK Ohh JoeBiden is going to end the virus but needs Trump's plan first 🤣😂👍

THINK Opinions are Marxist Leninist Socialist Agendas News media conglomerates are the plastic bags for socialist shit flingers THINK THINK Narrator's voice: There was no vaccine plan THINK In 2 weeks, buddy