Last week, the White House declined to answer questions about the stockpile of Coronavirus vaccine doses distributed. As it turns out, the Biden administration has yet to find 20 million vaccine doses distributed to the country last month.
On Saturday, a report from Politico stated that Biden’s team is STILL trying to locate over 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses that have been sent to the United States. This mystery hampered the plans of the new administration to speed up the national vaccination effort.
Where are the missing 20 million vaccines??The Biden Administration warns vaccine supplies will be limited until the summer. We are in the depth of winter now. Literally and figuratively. https://t.co/gozCMsrigQ
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) January 31, 2021
One person who knows the vaccine effort quoted Mike Tyson saying, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” He also stated that “They are planning. They are competent. It’s just the weight of everything when you sit down in that chair. It’s heavy,’”
There were millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine that have been distributed over the past weeks. However, once the shipments are delivered to the United States, “responsibility for tracking them has been left up to states individual public health systems.” After then, the administration will only be given updates once the vaccines are already administered and that an official record has already been submitted.
“‘I think they were really caught off guard by that. ‘It’s a mess,” one adviser said.
Responsibility for tracking shipments has been left up to the states. The administration then only gets an update once the doses are actually administered and an official record is submitted.
“I think they were really caught off guard by that,” said one adviser. “It’s a mess.” https://t.co/YsNb8rshWt
— East Side Scribe (@EastSideScribe) January 31, 2021
Last December 8, President Biden pledged to deliver over 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office. In his remarks from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden also stated, “I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days, we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better.”
However, even before Biden took office, the Trump administration had already hit that number.
In his first few days in office, President Biden signed a series of executive orders, one after another. After signing in one ceremony, an Associated Press reporter asked Joe Biden if his target should be set higher than 1 million since this number that he mentioned is basically where the country is right now.
Biden answered, “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible,” blasting the media. “C’mon, give me a break, man.”
Biden snaps at AP's Zeke Miller when he asks about the number of vaccine doses he wants to dole out in his first 100 days.
"When I announced it you all said it's not possible. Come on, give me a break, man." pic.twitter.com/YnP1gyjnVX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 21, 2021
Then Fox News reporter Peter Doocey asked Biden, “One more on vaccines. Mr. President, one more on vaccines,” as Biden was about to leave at the end of a press conference after another executive order signing ceremony.
“Now, wait, wait, wait,” Biden said. “I know he always asks me tough questions, and he always has an edge to them, but I like him anyway. So go ahead and answer — ask the question.”
On Monday, Biden was again asked by Peter Doocy of Fox News as to why he said that the country would hit 1 million vaccines per day when we are already there.
Biden answered, “No, I think we’ll get there before that. I said, ‘I hope…’ — I misspoke. I hope we’ll be able to increase as we go on until we get to the million-five a day. That’s my ex- — my hope,”