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Biden Promises To 'Manage the Hell Out' of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

He's laid out a five-point plan to speed up getting COVID-19 vaccinations to more Americans.

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President-elect Joe Biden on Friday promised that his incoming administration will be "sparing no effort to get Americans vaccinated" against COVID-19. Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, he did warn that Americans still face "a very dark winter" and that "things will get worse before they get better."

Noting that the "vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure so far," Biden outlined five things his administration plans to do to achieve his goal of administering 100 million shots in 100 days after he takes office next week.

First, his team will work with states to open access to vaccines to more groups of people, including Americans aged 65 and older. In addition, the vaccines will be targeted to reach more first responders, teachers, and grocery store workers.

Second, his administration will open 100 federally supported vaccination sites by the end of his first month. They will be located at facilities such as school gyms and sports stadiums. In addition, mobile vaccination clinics will be up and running with the help of  local community health organizations. He will end the shortage of vaccinators by mobilizing emergency medical first responders, retired health care professionals, and military medical care personnel. In addition, states will be reimbursed 100 percent for calling up their national guard units to aid in the vaccination push.

Third, citing the successful role of local pharmacies in administering flu shots, Biden is mounting "a major new effort" to "fully activate pharmacies across the United States" as centers for dispensing COVID-19 vaccinations. Americans should be able to get their inoculations close to their homes.

Fourth, Biden said that he will apply the "full strength of the government" to ramp up the manufacturing of vaccines and medical supplies like tubes and syringes. Planning to invoke the Defense Production Act, Biden said that members of his COVID-19 task force are already talking with companies about what they can do to speed this process up.

Fifth, Biden promised to be transparent about vaccine supplies and when Americans can expect to gain access to them.

Biden added that his administration would counter disinformation about the safety of the vaccines and seek to allay the concerns of those Americans who remain hesitant about getting vaccinated.

The president-elect ended with an admonition to continue to do what works to slow the transmission of the virus: Wear masks (especially in crowded indoor spaces), wash your hands, and maintain social distancing.

Notably, the president-elect did not mention any plans to ramp up COVID-19 testing availability.

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  1. As long as he can fit in the managing around his naps. Sleep is important for an old fella.

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  2. “Biden Promises to ‘Manage the Hell Out’ of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout”

    Pretty much guaranteed to make a hash of it.

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    4. It’s just grandstanding.

      Beginning of January, with a very select vaccination population they were averaging 300k vaccinations a day. Now 2 weeks later they are getting close to 900k vaccinations a day, and with both healthcare workers (~5%) and the over 75 population being about (~4%) they will finish everyone in those populations that wants to be vaccinated in most of the country by the next week to 10 days.

      After that if you look at vaccine production, they are only producing 2 million doses a day, as soon as they start rolling the vaccine out to 65 and older, who are much more mobile than 75+, they can easily get to 2 million a day and get the shots as soon as they can be produced and distributed.

      1. That’s how Biden operates. He looks for things that are already about to happen on their own, and then promises to make them happen.

        If it were 1000 years ago King Biden would promise to make the sun rise in the morning, and the tides come in the afternoon

  3. Swell. The limited supplies of vaccine that are being dumped and expiring because we have to politicize the priority list so we can’t go fast.

    Joe can’t fix the problem because he can’t understand or admit that his proposed savior – the government – is the root of the actual problem.

    If this were an accidental poisoning and Joe was the EMT, his solution would be to have the patient drink bleach.

    1. In my California county, the biggest hospital had to spend a day for HR to check that everything was in keeping with the most up to date social principles.
      North Dakota is full of people too uneducated to know they can’t just move ahead.

      1. lmao… Well Said, “North Dakota is full of people too uneducated to know they can’t just move ahead.” without a federal clown-show first.

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      2. Fuck You JohannesDinkle and your bigoted views of rural Americans…all of whom could change a flat tire instead of calling their Mom as you likely do…

        1. There is this thing called sarcasm. I think you missed it.

    2. “his solution would be to have the patient drink bleach.”

      You are confusing the president elect with the president soon to be in exile.

      1. “…the president soon to be in exile.”

        You’re stupid enough to be amusing.

      2. No, I’m not. It was a metaphor. You can look up what that means.

        Total failure to address my point btw. But worthless stupid insults are what passes for discussion among zealots such as yourself.

        1. “You can look up what that means.”

          I’m not convinced.

      3. That is both funny and political.

        1. Do you actually mean that, or are you just giving DOL a handy because orangemanbad?

          1. Yes it is funny. And yes it is the typical political which in these comments is almost never funny. And you in particular wouldn’t recognize funny. You bigots and bots are humorless and tiresome.

            1. *Deep bow.*

    3. Joe can’t fix the problem because he can’t understand or admit that his proposed savior – the government – is the root of the actual problem.

      FFS. No wonder libertarians – particularly the R/Mises ilk – are perpetually useless. No – the root of the problem is the coronavirus not government. Trying to solve the problem by trying to improve the explanation for how ‘government is the root of the actual problem’ means avoiding the actual problem – drumroll the coronavirus – in favor of a non-problem that you just invented in order to ride it around like a hobby horse.

      The goals outlined in this article are exactly what is needed at this point. Which is the first freaking time in the US that we are actually on point with this. For those particular goals, he has pretty much identified the one means that can be mobilized quickly for that purpose – is temporary rather than permanent – tends to be cheaper – and where he is preferring that means by funding that one rather than other ‘means’.

      Now is this going to be what Congress actually funds here? Hell I don’t know and I suspect that both the D’s and R’s in Congress will prefer to fund everything BUT the above goals. If those goals were also the goals of the various pigs at the cronyist/electoral trough, then the funding would already have happened. So probably not.

      1. No, the root of the problem is, and always has been, government. Previous pandemics have killed more per capita. Study after study has compared similar jurisdictions with differing lockdown protocols and found no advantage to the lockdowns. Same with masks,

        It’s all political theater, which is the only reason you approve of it.

      2. I didn’t realize that it was the coronavirus that was doing a piss poor job of distributing the vaccine. So the virus is the entity setting the rules and making things so inefficient.

        Damn. The CV IS worse than the 1918 flu. Or at least it’s more devious. Impressive.

        1. “I didn’t realize that it was the coronavirus that was doing a piss poor job of distributing the vaccine.”

          Nor did that imbecilic piece of lefty shit JFree; he still owes us an explanation of how the magic chant “fight climate change!” is supposed to make CA wildfires go away.

        2. We’re not doing a piss poor job of distributing the vaccine. We are fifth in the world behind Israel, Bahrain, UAE, UK.

          It is merely the massive number one priority right now with the clock ticking very very fast and loud to get it distributed. Pharmacies and mobile vaccination clinics – via the militia – is a great way to get that done fast with no permanent new bureaucratic overhead.

          And golly I was talking about that primary role for a militia 10 months ago – and all of this stuff would have been in place a month ago.

          Meanwhile you clowns are still looking for more people to wet their beak.

          1. “clown” ha ha. I see what you did there.
            Let me try… “Will you shut up.”
            PCR test with over 80% false positive results = fake pandemic.

      3. “Fuck libertarianism, Top Men and central planning will cure the coof” – t. DOL

        Cripes!

        1. Whoop, J(ew)Free, not DOL.
          Same shit, different pile.

      4. JSlave and all the rest of his butt-buddies at Reason are gonna be sucking that government dick so hard over the next four years.

    4. “Joe can’t fix the problem because he can’t understand or admit that his proposed savior – the government – is the root of the actual problem.”

      Very well said, and applies not only to just Joe but the entire Democratic National Socialist Party.

      1. No, it is the Socialist Democratic Party. Writing democratic socialist implies that they believe in the democratic process. They don’t,

  4. I wont be gettin no vaccine nor none of my kinfolk Theres microchips in the vaccines that track yer every movement Thats how the govnerment will control all the sheeple whats dumb enuff to get a vaccine

  5. Bloody hell the author is giddy in describing all the wonderful things the new administration is going to do. Doesn’t even reference the source of the info (press conference, news release, tweet?).

    Any clues on how the media giants will assist the Biden Administration in “countering disinformation” about the “safety of the vaccines”?

    1. I think this was pretty straight reporting. I didn’t see any value judgments or commentary.

  6. I believe Biden when he says that he will ‘Manage the Hell Out’ of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout”.
    Covid-19 will not be the only thing that he will manage. He will manage every aspect of our life. He will manage what we can say, if it does not meet his (the progressive) standard then we will be punished for speaking. Our money, he will do a better job of managing our money so he will take much more of it, he might even leave us enough to live on. He will manage what kind of transportation we will be able to use or even buy. If it does not meet the progressive standard we will not be able to get it. He will manage who and when we can fly. If a person is not POLITICALLY CORREDT the person will not be able to fly. He will manage what bank we can use if we can use one. He will manage who we can give money to and only if they the organization is POLITICALLY CORRECT. He will manage every thing we have even our freedoms. Our freedoms will only be what freedoms that he says we have and none other. This is what the nanny state does!

  7. “Biden added that his administration would counter disinformation about the safety of the vaccines and seek to allay the concerns of those Americans who remain hesitant about getting vaccinated.”

    So, he didn’t promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

    That should be a hot topic in senate confirmation hearings, when the Democrats pack the Supreme Court–if the Democrats allow the Republicans to ask any questions.

    1. An evenly divided Senate is a ways away from putting them in a position to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices or lower court judges.

      1. “An evenly divided Senate is a ways away from putting them in a position to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices or lower court judges.”

        Why do you say that?

        Chuck Schumer doesn’t seem to think so!

        “Schumer said he’s interested in possibly expanding the number of federal judges in places such as Western New York, where the federal courts have faced long backlogs in dealing with cases.

        “There’s a real shortage (of federal judges) in Western New York and it is one of the things we’ll look at,” he said.”

        —-January 11, 2021

        https://buffalonews.com/news/local/schumer-impeachment-wont-stand-in-the-way-of-stimulus-infrastructure-plans/article_118f472a-541b-11eb-8974-47cb4d3fca4f.html

        1. Having lived in Western NY for 40 years and watched it crash and burn because of folks like Rocky, Schumer and the NYC types…we do have a shortage…a shortage of sane govt elites..a shortage of critical thinking citizens..the cities are just filled up with “experts” who continued to be elected as more and more jobs leave…
          What Western NY might need is to let the “red counties” flee to Ohio…and finally be free of the grasp of NYC cronyism

    2. If you can’t find something to criticize, just make some shit up!

      1. Asking questions isn’t making things up. That’s just how your tiny little mind works.

        Did he or didn’t he promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

        1. Biden also didn’t promise not to murder baby kittens. The monster!

          1. Did he or didn’t he promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

            1. But the kittens!

            2. Did you or didn’t you promise not to smear shit all over your body and give people random hugs on the street?

              1. Leave Sqrlsy out of this.

                1. He’s not Canadian.

                  1. Yeap. Youre a xenophobe.

                  2. What a terribly unfunny response. Poor sarc, still broken.

      2. If you can’t find something to criticize, just make some shit up!

        Memoir as training manual?

        1. Well we don’t call him stolen Valor over his factual biography.

      3. Stolen Valor is on favor of comandeering private business. Good times.

        1. Are you gonna make me link all the times I offered to prove who I am, and you doing your disappearing act instead of facing me?

          Coward.

          Oh, and you are putting words in my mouth instead of arguing an actual point, as per usual. Like I said, if you can’t find anything to criticize, just make some shit up. Common trait of the sedition cult.

          1. “Are you gonna make me link all the times I offered to prove who I am, and you doing your disappearing act instead of facing me?”

            You don’t have to prove who you are; you’re a fucking TDS-addled lefty ignoramus.
            I do not need to know more.

          2. “and you doing your disappearing act instead of facing me?”

            I agreed to it every time, and every time you ignored me.

          3. Lol. Internet tough guy act is really proving your lies.

          4. And how do I disappear from an online thread little girl?

    3. ‘would counter disinformation’

      So not share information, but make sure any information that is shared is weighted against the greater good and then either banned or debunked as necessary. Got it.

      1. Any information not approved by the administration is presumed to have been debunked prior to publication.

    4. Biden also didn’t promise not to nuke Nebraska. That just shows what a traitor he is.

      1. Did he or didn’t he promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

        1. Did you or didn’t you promise not to murder baby kittens?

          1. Are you or are you not a disgusting fatbody?

            1. He admitted he was fat, and it’s clear to anyone who reads his posts that he’s disgusting, so yes.

    5. Hey Ken, did you promise not to murder Betty White? No? She just had a birthday! How shameful of you Ken! What do you have against Betty White?

      1. Damn dude, you are dumb.

      2. Did he or didn’t he promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

        Quit deflecting and answer the fucking question.

        1. Did you or didn’t you promise to rape schoolgirls?

          Why won’t you answer the question? What do you have to hide?

    6. This type of leading question nonsense just demonstrates how deeply Ken has drunk from the Team Red Kool-Aid.

      There are dozens of legitimate reasons to be opposed to what Biden is doing:
      – It is way too expensive
      – It usurps state authority
      – It is coercive
      – It is pandering, or just for show
      – It is trying to take credit for a lot of stuff that is already occurring, without his “management”

      But no, Ken has to go straight to the fearmongering demagoguery well and scream OMG HE’S GONNA FORCE THE NEEDLE IN YOUR ARM. Will the needle have Bill Gates’ microchip in it? One wonders!

      Tune in next week when Ken wonders out loud if there isn’t really some pedophile cult in the basement of a pizzeria, and isn’t it too bad Trump isn’t around to fight it anymore.

      1. And the globalist goes full retard. Damn Jeff. You don’t even pretend to be rational anymore.

        1. And the troll continues to troll. Say Jesse, did you or didn’t you promise to strangle cute puppies?

          1. I never saw him denounce strangling cute puppies. You know what that means.

            1. Clearly Jesse is an animal cruelty monster. Why won’t he denounce strangling puppies? Clearly he is on Team Animal Cruelty by his noted absence in his denunciations.

              1. Any denouncements now would be back peddling from his tacit support. He owns it now.

            2. I never sat in a thread about stealing cute puppies. But I’m against strangling any animals.

              How can you denounce BLM or the cops for shooting an unarmed white woman sqrsly?

              Weird how you think your argument is actually effective when you are actually in threads and called out about the topics at hand.

              God you two should just fuck already. Need some flour to roll jeff around in?

              1. Honest JesseAz: “Denounce my hobby horse or I’m gonna make stuff up about you!”

              2. But did you or didn’t you promise not to shoot cute puppies?

      2. I’m sorry, after the last year I’m going to need a concrete direction from Biden. After all, he’s the one that has all the plans right?

    7. So, he didn’t promise not to forcibly vaccinate people against their will?

      And Trump never said he wouldn’t nuke NYC on his last day in office. What’s your point?

      1. One of these things is more likely than the other, especially considering Biden’s open authoritarianism.

  8. his goal of administering 100 million shots in 100 days after he takes office next week.

    Already the goal. States have been the issue.

    his team will work with states to open access to vaccines to more groups of people, including Americans aged 65 and older.

    Already happening, even in NY.

    He will end the shortage of vaccinators by mobilizing emergency medical first responders, retired health care professionals, and military medical care personnel.

    Already happening with even non nurses being trained.

    Biden is mounting “a major new effort” to “fully activate pharmacies across the United States” as centers for dispensing COVID-19 vaccinations.

    Most pharmacies can’t store at the Temps required. Did you even bother with basic criticism Ronnie?

    Planning to invoke the Defense Production Act

    Oh good federal commandeered businesses. Must have wandered into vox.

    And all of this over a disease with a high survivability rate and a fairly well understood risk population for mitigating death rates.

    1. Um, 330k dead is nothing to sneeze at. But government has no authority to force people to do anything. F the Defense Production Act – its unconstitutional.

      1. 330k dies with instead of us isnt that big a deal when 3 million die every year. The population at risk is well known yet oddly not at the top of the list.

    2. Why can’t we thumbs up comments here? And BTW Pharmacies are already on board and starting to sign people up, accurate information is available all over the place if people are interested in hearing it, and states have ALWAYS had the authority to prioritize as they see fit:
      “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program be offered to healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities. Governors and jurisdictions will ultimately decide who will receive the vaccines”. – hhs dot gov
      It’s also up to the states to have plans in place to deal with this type of event.
      So Biden slams all the hard work people are doing now, doesn’t propose anything new, and will get all the credit.

    3. Basically, his plan is to do what Trump was planning to do. But he gets to take credit (or blame) for it because of timing. Typical American politics.

  9. Great. Everybody’s a fucking logistics expert. What could possibly go wrong.

  10. Although 3% of Americans have received covid vaccines in the past 6 weeks, 5 – 10 times more Americans acquired immunity via covid infection during the same 6 weeks, and far more did so during the preceding 9 months.

    While studies (including ones by CDC and TX Health Dept) have found/estimated that 3 – 10 times more Americans were infected with covid than have tested positive, due to increased testing in all states, that ratio now appears 3 – 7 times. So about an average of 5 times more Americans are being infected for everyone who tests positive.

    Herd immunity occurs rapidly after two thirds (65% – 70%) of people (in families, workplaces, communities, counties and/or states) have been infected or vaccinated. But even if/when/after half of people have been infected or vaccinated, the risk of new infection declined by 50+%, which is now occurring in thousands of communities, hundreds of counties and dozens of states, led by the Dakotas.

    So by the time 10% of Americans receive covid vaccines, herd immunity will have already protected most Americans from covid.

    But Big Pharma, Democrats and left wing news media propagandists continue to deceive Americans to believe that herd immunity can/will only be attained via mass vaccinations.

    98 US counties now have surpassed a 13% covid rate, and appear to have already (or within days or weeks of) achieving herd immunity, long before vaccines will have an impact. (Data as of 1/15/2021)

    Crowley, CO – 28.8%
    Dewey, SD – 23.0%
    Norton, KS – 21.8%
    Lincoln, AR – 21.8%
    Bon Homme, SD – 21.5%
    Bent, CO – 21.4%
    Chattahoochee, GA – 21.2%
    Trousdale, TN – 20.7%
    Lake, TN – 20.6%
    Buffalo, SD – 20.4%
    Buena Vista, IA – 19.6%
    Eddy, ND – 18.2%
    Ellsworth, KS – 18.1%
    Dakota, NE – 17.9%
    Jackson, AR – 17.7%
    Childress, TX – 17.5%
    Alfalfa, OK – 17.4%
    Lee, AR – 17.1%
    Lafayette, FL – 16.9%
    Foster, ND – 16.7%
    Nobles, MN – 16.6%
    Big Horn, MT – 16.6%
    Seward, KS – 16.5%
    Hale, TX – 16.5%
    Menominee, WI – 16.4%
    Lassen, CA – 16.4%
    Pawnee, KS – 16.1%
    Sheridan, KS – 16.0%
    Logan, CO – 16.0%
    Ford, KS – 15.8%
    Walsh, ND – 15.8%
    Wayne, TN – 15.6%
    Texas, OK – 15.6%
    Aurora, SD – 15.5%
    Lee, KY – 15.5%
    Morton, ND – 15.3%
    Stutsman, ND – 15.3%
    Potter, SD – 15.2%
    Yuma, AZ – 15.1%
    Nelson, ND – 15.0%
    McKinley, NM – 14.9%
    Santa Cruz, AZ – 14.8%
    Lyman, SD – 14.7%
    Burleigh, ND – 14.7%
    East Carroll, LA – 14.7%
    Lubbock, TX – 14.6%
    Benson, ND – 14.5%
    Dickey, ND – 14.5%
    Sioux, ND – 14.4%
    Davison, SD – 14.3%
    Chicot, AR – 14.3%
    Lincoln, CO – 14.2%
    Madison, ID – 14.2%
    Rolette, ND – 14.1%
    Toole, MT – 14.0%
    Crocket, TX – 14.0%
    Cass, IL – 14.0%
    Oglala Lakota, SD – 13.9%
    Plymouth, IA – 13.9%
    Griggs, ND – 13.8%
    Finney, KS – 13.8%
    Nemaha, KS – 13.8%
    Colfax, NE – 13.8%
    Faulk, SD – 13.7%
    East Feliciana, LA – 13.7%
    Lawrence, IL – 13.6%
    Beadle, SD – 13.6%
    Minnehaha, SD – 13.6%
    Woodward, OK – 13.6%
    Douglas, SD – 13.5%
    Haywood, TN – 13.5%
    Stark, ND – 13.5%
    Lamb, TX – 13.5%
    Gove, KS – 13.4%
    Fayette, IL – 13.4%
    Grand Forks, ND – 13.4%
    Scurry, TX – 13.4%
    Kearny, KS – 13.3%
    Crawford, IA – 13.3%
    Ramsey, ND – 13.3%
    Potter, TX – 13.3%
    Republic, KS – 13.2%
    Golden Valley, ND – 13.2%
    Whitfield, GA – 13.2%
    Sanborn, SD – 13.1%
    Henry, IA – 13.1%
    Culberson, TX – 13.1%
    Maverick, TX – 13.1%
    Dodge, WI – 13.1%
    Coddington, SD – 13.0%
    Sevier, AR – 13.0%
    Pickett, TN – 13.0%
    Obion, TN – 13.0%
    Sioux, IA – 13.0%
    Jones, IA – 13.0%
    Towner, ND – 13.0%
    Madison, LA – 13.0%
    Clinton, IL – 13.0%

    1. 20 states with the highest covid case rate (i.e. positive tests) are
      https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/01/816707182/map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-the-u-s#curves

      ND – 12.5%
      SD – 11.9%
      UT – 10.0%
      TN – 9.9%
      RI – 9.9%
      WI – 9.7%
      IA – 9.6%
      NE – 9.4%
      AZ – 9.0%
      AR – 8.9%
      KS – 8.9%
      OK – 8.8%
      IN – 8.7%
      ID – 8.6%
      AL – 8.5%
      WY – 8.5%
      IL – 8.4%
      NV – 8.4%
      MS – 8.3%
      MT – 8.3%

      1. Holman Jenkins amplified my argument in WSJ this week
        https://www.wsj.com/articles/maximize-the-vaccine-11610494003?mod=opinion_lead_pos9

        excerpt

        Sen. Rand Paul was assailed for tweeting that his own natural infection was more than 99% protective against future illness, compared with 94.5% for a vaccine. He was not recommending people go out and indiscriminately spread the disease. But once you accept that we’re not just one or two preachments away from solving the problem of Covid with mask-wearing, it’s time to be grateful for the one upside of infection. “Herd immunity” was a taboo term when paired with the word “strategy” but needs to rehabilitated now as a description of the goal that both vaccine and natural spread are helping us achieve.

        The U.S. will soon reliably be vaccinating a million people a day but natural infections, by conservative estimate, were already putting a million a day in the U.S. on the path to natural immunity, though only a fifth of them showed up for testing.

        Either kind of immune response is considered almost sure to prevent serious illness from future infection. Less certain is whether either also prevents transmission. But as epidemiologists such as Yale’s Harvey Risch and Brown’s Ashish Jha independently predicted, new cases in the Dakotas are starting to fall precipitously with perhaps half their populations having experienced Covid 19.

        The practical implications are obvious. Don’t spend vaccine in the short term on people who have already been exposed if at all possible. A second implication: Unlike other countries, the U.S. has been strangely resolute in pretending that “confirmed cases” are the measure of the epidemic. Seldom has there been a clearer test of how the media sets the agenda for politicians. The press repeats this misleading statistic a thousand times a day to no real purpose, leaving us only less certain where we stand in the herd-immunity race. Underplaying the disease’s true prevalence, we have (without realizing it) conditioned people to be less careful even as we preach at them to be more careful. We cause them to underestimate their exposure risk and overestimate their death risk. Now we’ve put ourselves in the weird position of being unready to use vaccines optimally to stop the epidemic as soon as possible. We find it hard even to admit to ourselves that natural immunity is helping to bring our goal within reach.

        1. “Sen. Rand Paul was assailed for tweeting that his own natural infection was more than 99% protective against future illness, compared with 94.5% for a vaccine.”

          Vaccinations work by exploiting the body’s same immune system response as recovering from the disease. How has it become that conventional wisdom that vaccination provides a better immune system response? It is one of the most befuddling notions that has taken hold in the media in this I have seen.

          1. The MSM has a core belief in the power of institutions. Only institutions can provide vaccines. Thus the only proper protection comes from vaccines. Any immunity gained from personal infection is subversive.

    2. As of 1/22/2021
      Crowley, CO – 29.8%
      Dewey, SD – 23.2%
      Lincoln, AR – 22.2%
      Chattahoochee, GA – 21.8%
      Norton, KS – 21.8%
      Bent, CO – 21.6%
      Bon Homme, SD – 21.5%
      Lake, TN – 21.1%
      Trousdale, TN – 20.8%
      Buffalo, SD – 20.4%
      Buena Vista, IA – 19.8%
      Ellsworth, KS – 18.5%
      Alfalfa, OK – 18.2%
      Eddy, ND – 18.2%
      Dakota, NE – 18.0%
      Jackson, AR – 18.0%
      Childress, TX – 17.8%
      Lee, AR – 17.4%
      Lafayette, FL – 17.2%
      Nobles, MN – 17.0%
      Lassen, CA – 16.9%
      Hale, TX – 16.9%
      Foster, ND – 16.9%
      Big Horn, MT – 16.8%
      Seward, KS – 16.8%
      Menominee, WI – 16.7%
      Pawnee, KS – 16.5%
      Sheridan, KS – 16.4%
      Logan, CO – 16.3%
      Walsh, ND – 16.1%
      Ford, KS – 16.0%
      Wayne, TN – 16.0%
      Texas, OK – 15.9%
      Finney, KS – 15.9%
      Yuma, AZ – 15.8%
      Lee, KY – 15.8%
      Aurora, SD – 15.7%
      Morton, ND – 15.4%
      Stutsman, ND – 15.4%
      Potter, SD – 15.4%
      Santa Cruz, AZ – 15.3%
      Nelson, ND – 15.2%
      McKinley, NM – 15.2%
      Lyman, SD – 15.0%
      Lincoln, CO – 14.9%
      East Carroll, LA – 14.9%
      Lubbock, TX – 14.9%
      Burleigh, ND – 14.8%
      Benson, ND – 14.6%
      Dickey, ND – 14.6%
      Sioux, ND – 14.6%
      Chicot, AR – 14.5%
      Madison, ID – 14.5%
      Maverick, TX – 14.4%
      Cass, IL – 14.4%
      Davison, SD – 14.4%
      Rolette, ND – 14.2%
      Toole, MT – 14.1%
      East Feliciana, LA – 14.1%
      Woodward, OK – 14.1%
      Faulk, SD – 14.0%
      Oglala Lakota, SD – 14.0%
      Plymouth, IA – 14.0%
      Lawrence, IL – 13.9%
      Douglas, SD – 13.9%
      Haywood, TN – 13.9%
      Nemaha, KS – 13.9%
      Griggs, ND – 13.8%
      Colfax, NE – 13.8%
      Beadle, SD – 13.7%
      Minnehaha, SD – 13.7%
      Lamb, TX – 13.7%
      Gove, KS – 13.7%
      Scurry, TX – 13.7%
      Crocket, TX – 13.6%
      Stark, ND – 13.6%
      Fayette, IL – 13.6%
      Kearny, KS – 13.6%
      Golden Valley, ND – 13.6%
      Whitfield, GA – 13.6%
      Grand Forks, ND – 13.5%
      Crawford, IA – 13.5%
      Clinton, IL – 13.5%
      Pickett, TN – 13.5%
      Republic, KS – 13.5%
      Ramsey, ND – 13.4%
      Potter, TX – 13.4%
      Culberson, TX – 13.4%
      Towner, ND – 13.3%
      Sanborn, SD – 13.3%
      Madison, LA – 13.3%
      Sevier, AR – 13.3%
      Obion, TN – 13.3%
      Henry, IA – 13.2%
      Dodge, WI – 13.2%
      Coddington, SD – 13.2%
      Sioux, IA – 13.1%
      Jones, IA – 13.1%
      Ward, ND – 13.0%
      Jerauld, SD – 13.0%
      Rush, KS – 13.0%
      Webster, IA – 13.0%
      Wright, IA – 13.0%

      1. Correction (as of 1/22/2021)
        Crowley, CO – 29.8%
        Dewey, SD – 23.2%
        Lincoln, AR – 22.2%
        Chattahoochee, GA – 21.8%
        Norton, KS – 21.8%
        Bent, CO – 21.6%
        Bon Homme, SD – 21.5%
        Lake, TN – 21.1%
        Trousdale, TN – 20.8%
        Buffalo, SD – 20.4%
        Buena Vista, IA – 19.8%
        Ellsworth, KS – 18.5%
        Alfalfa, OK – 18.2%
        Eddy, ND – 18.2%
        Dakota, NE – 18.0%
        Jackson, AR – 18.0%
        Childress, TX – 17.8%
        Lee, AR – 17.4%
        Lafayette, FL – 17.2%
        Nobles, MN – 17.0%
        Lassen, CA – 16.9%
        Hale, TX – 16.9%
        Foster, ND – 16.9%
        Big Horn, MT – 16.8%
        Seward, KS – 16.8%
        Menominee, WI – 16.7%
        Pawnee, KS – 16.5%
        Sheridan, KS – 16.4%
        Logan, CO – 16.3%
        Walsh, ND – 16.1%
        Ford, KS – 16.0%
        Wayne, TN – 16.0%
        Texas, OK – 15.9%
        Finney, KS – 15.9%
        Yuma, AZ – 15.8%
        Lee, KY – 15.8%
        Aurora, SD – 15.7%
        Morton, ND – 15.4%
        Stutsman, ND – 15.4%
        Potter, SD – 15.4%
        Santa Cruz, AZ – 15.3%
        Nelson, ND – 15.2%
        McKinley, NM – 15.2%
        Lyman, SD – 15.0%
        Lincoln, CO – 14.9%
        East Carroll, LA – 14.9%
        Lubbock, TX – 14.9%
        Burleigh, ND – 14.8%
        Benson, ND – 14.6%
        Dickey, ND – 14.6%
        Sioux, ND – 14.6%
        Chicot, AR – 14.5%
        Madison, ID – 14.5%
        Maverick, TX – 14.4%
        Cass, IL – 14.4%
        Davison, SD – 14.4%
        Rolette, ND – 14.2%
        Toole, MT – 14.1%
        East Feliciana, LA – 14.1%
        Woodward, OK – 14.1%
        Faulk, SD – 14.0%
        Oglala Lakota, SD – 14.0%
        Plymouth, IA – 14.0%
        Lawrence, IL – 13.9%
        Douglas, SD – 13.9%
        Haywood, TN – 13.9%
        Nemaha, KS – 13.9%
        Griggs, ND – 13.8%
        Colfax, NE – 13.8%
        Beadle, SD – 13.7%
        Minnehaha, SD – 13.7%
        Lamb, TX – 13.7%
        Gove, KS – 13.7%
        Scurry, TX – 13.7%
        Crocket, TX – 13.6%
        Stark, ND – 13.6%
        Fayette, IL – 13.6%
        Kearny, KS – 13.6%
        Golden Valley, ND – 13.6%
        Whitfield, GA – 13.6%
        Wilbarger, TX – 13.5%
        Grand Forks, ND – 13.5%
        Crawford, IA – 13.5%
        Clinton, IL – 13.5%
        Pickett, TN – 13.5%
        Republic, KS – 13.5%
        Ramsey, ND – 13.4%
        Potter, TX – 13.4%
        Culberson, TX – 13.4%
        Towner, ND – 13.3%
        Sanborn, SD – 13.3%
        Madison, LA – 13.3%
        Sevier, AR – 13.3%
        Obion, TN – 13.3%
        Henry, IA – 13.2%
        Dodge, WI – 13.2%
        Coddington, SD – 13.2%
        Jones, TX – 13.2%
        Sioux, IA – 13.1%
        Jones, IA – 13.1%
        Ward, ND – 13.0%
        Jerauld, SD – 13.0%
        Rush, KS – 13.0%
        Webster, IA – 13.0%
        Wright, IA – 13.0%

        1. Correction (as of 1/22/2021)
          Crowley, CO – 29.8%
          Dewey, SD – 23.2%
          Lincoln, AR – 22.2%
          Chattahoochee, GA – 21.8%
          Norton, KS – 21.8%
          Bent, CO – 21.6%
          Bon Homme, SD – 21.5%
          Lake, TN – 21.1%
          Trousdale, TN – 20.8%
          Buffalo, SD – 20.4%
          Buena Vista, IA – 19.8%
          Ellsworth, KS – 18.5%
          Alfalfa, OK – 18.2%
          Eddy, ND – 18.2%
          Dakota, NE – 18.0%
          Jackson, AR – 18.0%
          Childress, TX – 17.8%
          Lee, AR – 17.4%
          Lafayette, FL – 17.2%
          Nobles, MN – 17.0%
          Lassen, CA – 16.9%
          Hale, TX – 16.9%
          Foster, ND – 16.9%
          Big Horn, MT – 16.8%
          Seward, KS – 16.8%
          Menominee, WI – 16.7%
          Pawnee, KS – 16.5%
          Sheridan, KS – 16.4%
          Logan, CO – 16.3%
          Walsh, ND – 16.1%
          Ford, KS – 16.0%
          Wayne, TN – 16.0%
          Texas, OK – 15.9%
          Finney, KS – 15.9%
          Yuma, AZ – 15.8%
          Lee, KY – 15.8%
          Aurora, SD – 15.7%
          Morton, ND – 15.4%
          Stutsman, ND – 15.4%
          Potter, SD – 15.4%
          Santa Cruz, AZ – 15.3%
          Nelson, ND – 15.2%
          McKinley, NM – 15.2%
          Lyman, SD – 15.0%
          Lincoln, CO – 14.9%
          East Carroll, LA – 14.9%
          Lubbock, TX – 14.9%
          Burleigh, ND – 14.8%
          Benson, ND – 14.6%
          Dickey, ND – 14.6%
          Sioux, ND – 14.6%
          Chicot, AR – 14.5%
          Madison, ID – 14.5%
          Maverick, TX – 14.4%
          Cass, IL – 14.4%
          Davison, SD – 14.4%
          Rolette, ND – 14.2%
          Toole, MT – 14.1%
          East Feliciana, LA – 14.1%
          Woodward, OK – 14.1%
          Faulk, SD – 14.0%
          Oglala Lakota, SD – 14.0%
          Plymouth, IA – 14.0%
          Lawrence, IL – 13.9%
          Douglas, SD – 13.9%
          Haywood, TN – 13.9%
          Nemaha, KS – 13.9%
          Griggs, ND – 13.8%
          Colfax, NE – 13.8%
          Beadle, SD – 13.7%
          Minnehaha, SD – 13.7%
          Lamb, TX – 13.7%
          Gove, KS – 13.7%
          Scurry, TX – 13.7%
          Crocket, TX – 13.6%
          Stark, ND – 13.6%
          Fayette, IL – 13.6%
          Kearny, KS – 13.6%
          Golden Valley, ND – 13.6%
          Whitfield, GA – 13.6%
          Wilbarger, TX – 13.5%
          Grand Forks, ND – 13.5%
          Crawford, IA – 13.5%
          Clinton, IL – 13.5%
          Pickett, TN – 13.5%
          Republic, KS – 13.5%
          Ramsey, ND – 13.4%
          Potter, TX – 13.4%
          Culberson, TX – 13.4%
          Towner, ND – 13.3%
          Sanborn, SD – 13.3%
          Madison, LA – 13.3%
          Sevier, AR – 13.3%
          Obion, TN – 13.3%
          Henry, IA – 13.2%
          Dodge, WI – 13.2%
          Coddington, SD – 13.2%
          Jones, TX – 13.2%
          Okfuskee, OK – 13.2%
          Sioux, IA – 13.1%
          Jones, IA – 13.1%
          Ward, ND – 13.0%
          Jerauld, SD – 13.0%
          Rush, KS – 13.0%
          Webster, IA – 13.0%
          Wright, IA – 13.0%

  11. Good for Biden for pushing to get shit done, it’s not like any of the states would be able to do any of this stuff themselves. I mean, getting more places and more people to give out shots? Why did nobody think of that before?

    1. “…I mean, getting more places and more people to give out shots? Why did nobody think of that before?”

      To get approval for the bay-side ball park, the Giants had to toe the line on ‘no driving to the games’. Sorta.
      They owned probably 5 or 6 acres right across the channel (short bridge) and for the last 10-12 years have used that for parking – SF’s approval process is something to behold.
      So they got approval late last year, chain-link fence is there, no parking….
      So they offer the stadium as a vaccination site: Nope, no parking!
      It’s been thought of and rejected through prior idiotic government choices.

    2. “clown” ha ha. I see what you did there.
      Let me try… “Will you shut up.”
      PCR test with over 80% false positive results = fake pandemic.

    3. I don’t think he said “get shit done”, it was “my son and me (sic) are both turd smokers”

  12. Step one in the federal response is for states to change their priorities.

    Lol.

    And then set up 2 federal vaccination locations per state.

    Lol.

  13. Needz moar testing!

  14. 2020 Bread Lines

    The list of 5 in a nutshell.
    1) The federal will dictate the states and call it “work with”.
    2) The federal will dictate medical workers, even retired ones.
    3) The federal will enact the military and national guard.
    4) The federal will mostly *TAKE* over state, country, city and every local pharmacies property to ensure slaves work 24/7 and a federal “task force” is being created to ensure compliance.
    5) The federal government promises to be fully transparent while silencing anything deemed “disinformation” in hopes to dismantle ‘concerns’ of hesitant Americans.

    The “Full strength of the Government” Gov-Guns and Gov-God Savior’s will save EVERY American from themselves!!!

    1. Versus; President Trumps Plan

      Cut federal government’s “plans” and let corporations work more friction free to INVENT/CREATE a vaccine. Allow your LOCAL representatives to make community plans if needed where you WILL be represented properly.

      BINGO — 3 New Vaccine’s are INVENTED.

      Biden, “Nothing is ever created in this Nation that I did not create.”

    2. …And lets not forget mainstream media, “Trump is a Treasonous dictator” …. because he told D.C. Politicians to shove their own arrogance up their *sses instead of telling the American People they’re too stupid to succeed without him and did it in a way that wasn’t fluffed-up with butterflies and cupcakes.

  15. Biden Promises to ‘Dictate the Hell Out’ of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
    That’s what dictators do!

    1. Get woke! Dictators now identify as empathetic justice curators. Use their desired gender term, you monster.

      1. So secretaries can’t take dictation anymore either?

  16. The Dodger Stadium vaccination site, which was once a massive testing location, will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday and vaccines will continue being administered on Tuesday morning.

    Lol

    1. Priorities, dude!

  17. And again, there is no hand wringing that Biden might be suggesting using authority that the federal government and executive does not or should not have.

    1. It’s going to get a lot more power-drunk, if the AP is right about Biden’s planned EOs his first week: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-ron-klain-4b1bf78136b2b12392dcc16a7e4aad7f

      “…a 10-day blitz of executive actions as Biden seeks to act swiftly to redirect the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency without waiting for Congress.

      On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel. Those are among roughly a dozen actions Biden will take on his first day in the White House, his incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, said in a memo to senior staff.

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      Other actions include extending the pause on student loan payments and actions meant to prevent evictions and foreclosures for those struggling during the pandemic.

      “These executive actions will deliver relief to the millions of Americans that are struggling in the face of these crises,” Klain said in the memo. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward.”

      “Full achievement” of Biden’s goals will require Congress to act, Klain wrote, including the $1.9 trillion virus relief bill he outlined on Thursday. Klain said that Biden would also propose a comprehensive immigration reform bill to lawmakers on his first day in office.”

      He also plans on amnesty for illegals currently within the country, per the article. Koch will be so delighted.

      1. One of those actions is ending female as a gender and allowing men to complete in all sports covered by title IX. The irony.

        1. It is a nice bit of dark comedy that they cannot admit, and perhaps cannot even see the contradiction.

          1. One of the funniest bits that happened after Bruce Jenner fully trooned out was the woke media trying to figure out if he was suddenly the female record holder in the Olympic decathalon.

      2. All hail the wisdom of SleepyJoe!

  18. “a very dark winter”
    Could it be that this is the same as “carnage”?

  19. Battling COVID-19 is a priority of course, but Biden/Harris have revealed their true Day One priorities:

    1. Repeal the travel ban on the 7 countries from Obama’s terrorist watch list.
    2. Freeze evictions and student loan payments, to battle COVID-19.
    3. A mask mandate to battle COVID-19, like California has.
    4. Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, to save the Earth from people worrying about slightly warmer weather.
    5. Reunite immigrant children with their parents at Trump’s concentration camps.
    6. Send an immigration policy plan to Congress to create 11 million new Democrat voters by giving those who are somehow undocumented a path to citizenship and voting rights.

    OBL should be exceedingly happy.

    1. 6. Send an immigration policy plan to Congress to create 11 million new Democrat voters by giving those who are somehow undocumented a path to citizenship and voting rights.

      Well gee, Team Red could have done something about undocumented immigrants when they were in charge. Didn’t Trump say something about normalizing their status at some point in time? But no Team Red had to go full xenophobic demagogue on the matter. What did they expect would happen?

      1. In 2007 there was an agreed to bill that would have increased migrant work visas. A bipartisan group of senators worked together to make sure the legislation wasn’t killed. A democratic senator by the name of Obama violated this agreement and voted to add a known poison pill amendment that ended up killing the legislation.

        So youre fulll of shit and a fucking ignorant lefty shit.

        1. No one in their right mind should believe that you are being honest or accurate in your attempted retelling of history.

      2. Oh shut up.

  20. I see the Bidenistas are in full force this morning.

    1. Biden will “manage the hell” out of the vaccine rollout because the Democrat governors will finally stop sitting on their ass and actually distribute the vaccines before they expire.

  21. People arent taking the vaccine nor wearing masks, you pussies at unreason.

  22. U.S. president-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.
    https://worldabcnews.com/biden-unveils-1-9-trillion-plan-to-get-covid-19-under-control-in-u-s/

  23. The CDC put out some data right before Thanksgiving, and some of the media reported on it (NPR…for one). By Nov. 20th, the CDC estimated that there may have already been about 100,000,000 infections in the U.S. Few other media sources reported on this data.

    Today, using the same CDC metric, we are nearer 160,000,000 at the least.

    The math is actually quite easy, and we can figure this way:

    We know the infection fatality rate (IFR) is around 0.24% (CDC data, not mine). It is likely lower, nearer to 0.15% perhaps.

    We are at 380,000 Covid deaths in the U.S. So, the missing number we need is “out of how many infections”.

    380,000 Covid Deaths is 0.24% of about how many?

    Our answer is about. 160,000,000 infections in the U.S. to date.

    And, this assumes that the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) is as high as 0.24%. It is likely closer to 0.15%. If the latter IFR is used, we are closer to 250,000,000 infections to date, and we have reached herd immunity.

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