I’m still struggling to catch my breath after the disclosure that the Federal Government had NO vaccine in reserve. None. Not a single vial. After the Liar Azar said he was releasing this supply earlier in the week.
Here’s what I think happened. Trump realized in late summer that the polls were against him and producing a Vaccine! a Cure! before Nov 3 Election Day, was the best way to at least try to change his luck. So Trump put a lot of energy into convincing us a cure was on its way Thanks to Him.
At the same time he ratcheted up the rigged election and fake news rhetoric. A back-up strategy.
We know what happened. The drug companies delayed their announcements until after the votes were in.
Trump lost interest in the growing death toll and the vaccine. He knew he himself was gone and why not fuck up anything and everything he could so that Biden would struggle.
Benign neglect. That’s what happened. The Covid Vaccine couldn’t enrich Trump personally, nor save his presidency, so he lost whatever scrap of interest he might have had.
Other countries snapped up the available vaccines and here we are. Hospitals cancelling appointments because they have no vaccine. How soon can Biden get the pipeline flowing again? IDK.
Once again we are hearing “It’s going to get worse before it gets better.”
I have lost confidence about the gets better part.
When? How? Do tell.
(I brought my little essay over from The Progressive Wing because I thought perhaps some people would find it interesting.)