Tired of All The Winning Yet?

Wants to play the Candy Striper and the Doctor again? (Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Can anyone think of a better way to wrap up the Reign of Stupid than to promise millions of additional Trump-Virus vaccine doses that don’t exist?

Because both of the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States are two-dose regimens, the Trump administration’s initial policy was to hold back second doses to protect against the possibility of manufacturing disruptions. But that approach shifted in recent weeks, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. These officials were told that Operation Warp Speed, which is overseeing the distribution of vaccines, stopped stockpiling second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the end of last year. The last shots held in reserve of Moderna’s supply, meanwhile, began shipping out over the weekend.

[It] meant there was no stockpile of second doses waiting to be shipped, as Trump administration officials suggested this week. Azar, at a Tuesday briefing, said, “Because we now have a consistent pace of production, we can now ship all of the doses that had been held in physical reserve.” He explained the decision as part of the “next phase” of the nation’s vaccination campaign.

The coronavirus vaccine reserve was already depleted when Health Secretary Alex Azar announced that the 4th Reich would release all remaining doses. Instead of getting new shipments, the cupboard is bare.  “Oops, my bad!,” Azar didn’t say.

Governors —who expected their vaccine supply would maybe double by next week— are now realizing they won’t be able to expand eligibility, you know, as a more contagious Trump-Virus mutant becomes the dominant strain in the US by March:

I’m actually stunned by this lie, and wonder why Azar did this. Was it incompetence or was it malfeasance so that Handsome Joe Biden will have yet another flaming bag of merde to stomp out?

By the way, this news broke on the day that Azar resigned. Pefect timing. Take a bow, Azar.

The WaPo tells us that Handsome Joe Biden has tapped former FDA chief David Kessler to lead the vaccine effort, which —sorry Trekkies— will no longer be called Operation Warp Speed.

“But the administration will still need ‘to move heaven and earth’ to hit Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days, the president-elect said in a speech in Wilmington, Del., Friday afternoon that was calibrated to temper expectations. … Biden’s team envisions a billion-dollar national ad campaign … [T]he plan depends on convincing a divided and shellshocked Congress to quickly approve tens of billions more dollars for the effort. State and federal officials are also already grappling with a litany of challenges.”

Team Biden’s plan to speed up the rollout includes:

  • adding vaccination sites in sports stadiums, community centers and churches
  • encouraging states to ditch complicated tiers of eligibility (Thank Dawg for that!)
  • ensuring that health departments are able to recruit workers to build-up their vaccination workforce

By the way, the U.S. reported 3,679 Covid-19 deaths and 244,000 new coronavirus cases Friday.

Tired of all the winning yet?

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15 Responses to Tired of All The Winning Yet?

  1. I wonder if Geraldo still wants to name one of the vaccines after Trump.🤔

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  2. sos says:

    wonder why Azar did this
    Evil dudes do evil shit. shrug

    Probably trying to make Operation Warp Speed look more like Operation Ludicrous Speed.
    I know the WI R ledge was barking at the Gov about holding doses back, you know, because you need a course of 2 vaccinations.

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    Let me get this straight here. So after all this build-up in the news and promises galore about these miracle vaccines, and even an initial rollout, there aren’t enough to go around?
    Thanks, Donny, you’ve doomed us all.
    I know he wasn’t in charge of the ordering and distribution, personally, but you’d of thought someone was. But no, in true tRump fashion, the one good thing his administration was a part of is now horribly screwed up.
    Will people that got their first shot now have to get another first shot when the vaccine actually becomes available?
    What a “trump” we have here.

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  4. donnah says:

    Ask Don, Jr where the stockpile went, if there ever was one. Ask him how much money he’s snagged, selling vaccines on the black market. He probably still uses the connections he made to score and resell PPEs.

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    • Ask Jared…I wonder how mayn of his ‘Task Force’ fellow DKC members skimmed them off to sell on the black market. to the properly deserving 0.01%.

      How many of their rich fuck pals have somehow managed to get vaccinated?

      I live in Pima County, TSKoA; there are approximately 200,000 people here one way or another eligible for Phase 1B.

      We got 12,000 doses from the state so far for this phase.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        BDR – my thoughts exactly. When the Gov’t. announced it was releasing up to 20 million doses they had stockpiled, both the Safeway chain and CVS began advertising that they were going to be “official recipients” of the largesse, and they urged customers to sign up, and get on the list. Those ads have since been pulled, and apologies replaced them.

        Now, I know that maths are not usually employed here for certain reasons, but let’s say that there were 20 million doses, enough for both first and second-stages. What do you suppose would be the going rate, for gaining access to one or several? A thousand Ameros? TEN thousand? A HUNDRED thousand? DO I HEAR WUN MEELYUN?!?!?!

        And I also wondered if they were dastardly enough to just sell the rubes some saline water, instead?

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    • paul fredine says:

      glad i wasn’t the only one whose mind was crossed by that thought, though the line of possible piferers is longer than just junior and jared. always thought mel might try to take the silver, but….anybody thought to check her purse on the way out?

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  5. MDavis says:

    I’ve an acquaintance in the Midwest whose mother in law is newly eligible for a senior vaccine. She’s counted the number of calls she’s made to arrange it for her MIL. Nearly a thousand calls all told with no contact actually made with the folks who are doing the vaccine distribution or actual shots. And now the next age group is eligible. So promised vaccines are not delivered before more vaccines are promised and now it turns out that the promised vaccines are not there in the first place because (checks rumor file) Jared managed to pilfer, allegedly * , the doses already acquired for distribution. (

    if it isn’t Jared, it looks like the some of the possibilities are that the LDN administration lied about the number of doses acquired, someone else sold them – that invisible free market (sic), or they were hi-jacked (bribes not sales?) for use by special people before being distributed to the states. Allegedly.

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  6. quakerinabasement says:

    I’m remembering all those times LDN told us “The Obama administration left the cupboard bare.”

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  7. roket says:

    Speaking of perfect timing. Sometime today, the US will have lost more people to the Coronavirus than was lost in WWII, that number being 405,399.

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    • MDavis says:

      I’m old enough to remember when I was thinking “we won’t reach the level of Spanish Flu deaths, even though we have more population”.Ah, the innocence of those days gone by.


  8. Redhand says:

    I dunno, the sheer incompetence here is mind-blowing. These people can’t do anything right.

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