While the left-wing media has gone out of its way to say nothing nice about President Trump’s handling of anything to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, President-elect Joe Biden has paid a huge compliment to Trump – two of them in fact. I am not sure Biden intended to do so, but he did anyway.
The first was when Biden announced that in his first 100 days as President, he would make sure that 100 million Americans get vaccinated. In setting that goal, Biden conceded that he could not surpass the goal established by the Trump administration. You see, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the Trump administration plans to inoculate 100 million people by the end of February – about 40 days into the Biden presidency. That is 60 days sooner than Biden had even hoped to accomplish.
However, the BIG compliment came in a video statement by Biden urging everyone who is eligible to take the Covid-19 vaccine do so as soon as possible. He stressed that the vaccine has been declared safe by the top medical authorities – that it has gone through the most rigorous scientific analysis and tests. Biden declared it free from political intervention.
In other words – although not Biden’s words – all those doctors and medical agencies under the authority of the President produced the vaccine in a totally medical and scientific manner with all the safeguards in place – and that includes the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the White House Taskforce on the Corona Virus and the Warp Speed Program. So sayeth, Joe Biden – at least by inference.
Whatever one may think of Trump’s personality – or even his various accomplishments – there should be universal praise for the effectiveness of his vaccine program that resulted in multiple vaccines in record time – including the logistical success of the delivery process.
Last Spring, when Trump predicted that there would be a vaccine developed by November and available to the public by the end of 2020, he was refuted by know-it-all television doctors and mercilessly mocked by the elitist news media. When he pushed his medical departments to cut the red tape and move with all due speed, he was accused of endangering the public by bypassing scientific procedures. That was not true – as current events have proven.
Once the vaccines were approved, they were distributed within hours because the Trump administration had arranged for and financed the production of tens of millions of doses before approval was granted.
Trump tends to use a pet phrase too often, but in this case, it is true. He pulled off what “no one thought was possible.” Kudos on a job well done.
So, there ‘tis.