The Quote of the Day, probably

Dr. Shady is working on a cure, what have you got to lose?

“What we’re inheriting is so much worse than we could have imagined,” Jeff Zients, the new White House COVID-19 response coordinator told reporters yesterday.

From here, worth your while to read.

We must tamp-down our expectations and timelines; essentially Team Biden is going to be starting from scratch. 

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13 Responses to The Quote of the Day, probably

  1. The trouble is, these claims are entirely consistent with everything else we know about the Trump administration’s indifference and dysfunction when it came to crafting a vaccination plan.

    That’s shocking, absolutely shocking!

    And by shocking I mean that they think the trump administrations indifference and dysfunction for a vaccination plan was any different than the trump administrations indifference and dysfunction for EVERY THING THEY EVER DID.

    We knew, literally on Day 1, Jan 20, 2017 that everything they were going to do was shockingly indifferent and dysfunctional.

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    • Redhand says:

      We knew, literally on Day 1, Jan 20, 2017 that everything they were going to do was shockingly indifferent and dysfunctional.

      I honestly think that Trump would be incapable of running a Dunkin Donuts franchise successfully, even if it were in a prime location. There isn’t a single thing he did as President* that wasn’t utterly FUBAR.

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      • MDavis says:

        He wouldn’t even be capable of delegating a Dunkin Donuts to a competent manager. If it was going well he’d have to get his grubby fingerprints all over it to take credit and would FUBAR it up, only to blame the manager for the chaos Little Donnie caused.
        It’s kind of his thing.

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  2. roket says:

    Keep in mind this is only one department. There are many more.

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  3. beckymaenot says:

    I can’t imagine that any spitballer is surprised that it’s even worse than they thought. We all knew that the incoming administration was going to face a shitshow. We knew it as soon as TRE45ON’s people were blocking the transition. We knew it when TRE45ON took office.

    The best thing Biden’s people could do is have a quick presser every evening, calmly highlight the fuckery that was uncovered during that day and the plan they are enacting to fix it. EVERY DAY. And lead with “today, we uncovered that Mr. A, of the Republican Trump Administration, failed to do XYZ, and therefore we will have to do 1,2,3 to fix. We expect it to take x amount of time to rectify and newly appointed Competent Biden Appointee will make weekly reports on progress. Thank you for your support”.

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  4. MDavis says:

    Biden should have the advantage of all the work filed during Obama’s administration. There was a whole pandemic playbook, for example. They won’t exactly be starting from scratch if they break out the backup copies as a blueprint to start from. Not only where those guys on the ball, but Biden knows how to prepare – see his “200 page order” on the first day.
    TL/DR – It could be worse, at least this guys can plan.

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  5. Stony Pillow says:

    1) Haven’t had a mutation yet that is immune to the vaccines (that may change, tho).

    2) The J&J vaccine is coming on line in a few weeks. That can be stored at room temp.

    3) We have competent leadership.

    4) We’re going to get the full force of the government involved.

    5) New infection rates dropped dramatically over the past week.

    It’s not all grim.

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  6. donnah says:

    At least Bunsen Burner Barbie is out of the picture.

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  7. Jimmy T says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the death totals passed a million. We’re on track to exceed 500,000 sometime in February, and if you consider that a large segment of the population are antivaxers, then the bodies will accumulate. This morning in Joe.My.God(dot)com I read where the hospitals in Texas are overwhelmed and many beyond capacity. The same thing is happening in Los Angeles. The pertinent question is when does the hospital staff everywhere become so overwhelmed that they are unable to function. We’re going to find out. Stay safe everyone…

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  8. Jimmy T says:

    Found this, sharing means caring…

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  9. spotthedog says:

    I’m not a lawyer, but the phrase “negligent homicide” comes to mind.

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  10. Bruce388 says:

    At least we’ll always have Infrastructure Week.

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