A promise made several weeks ago White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is making the rounds — as President Donald Trump’s administration has now failed to hit a target date for a coronavirus vaccine.
On Sept. 17, Meadows told reporters outside the White House that the plan was for 100 million doses of a vaccine would be “ready to go” by Oct. 31. “In terms of the number of vials, what we’re shooting for is to try to make sure that we have 100 million doses in that first tranche,” Meadows said.
He added, “100 million doses is one-third of the population. That’s pretty wide distribution, when you look at that, and that’s October … we believe that we could get the vast majority of those at risk with a distribution model that would be available at the end of October.”
Okay, where is it? https://t.co/H8In5SwcBE
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 31, 2020
Well, this uncritically reproduced propaganda turned out to be propaganda. https://t.co/rXpUSGc5kN
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) October 31, 2020
Maybe that’s why Trump cut his rally short in Minnesota.
So he could get back to the White House lab and start filling vials. https://t.co/32nTkjDA0T
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) October 31, 2020
Those 100 million doses of vaccine must be in the same vault as Trump’s health care plan.
Next to his tax returns. https://t.co/JRmrliZBRS
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) October 30, 2020