• Trump, Cuomo, Fauci, Redfield: More Vaccine Good News and Fake News

    Surge Summary: Another successful COVID-19 vaccine is ready to roll. Meanwhile, it looks like Drs. Fauci and Redfield have some egg on their faces – as well as the Trump-loathing Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

    by Gary Bauer

    Another Vaccine

    The first announcement of a successful COVID-19 vaccine occurred just one week after the election.  Now, two weeks after the election, we have gotten the announcement of a second successful COVID-19 vaccine.

    By the way, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been on TV a lot lately, and never once was he forced to admit that he was wrong about when the vaccines would be out.

    Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that masks were more effective than vaccines, which he predicted would not be available until next summer.  President Trump said Dr. Redfield was “confused.”

    The media used Fauci and Redfield as cudgels to pummel the president.  They were wrong. Trump was right.

    To add insult to injury, Fauci also seems to be downplaying the vaccines, saying that even after we have them we must continue to wear masks and socially distance.

    I am not a doctor, but I think there is a good chance that the virus will end with a whimper, not a bang.  Yes, there is growing spread right now, but the overwhelming majority of people who get it will fully recover.  And soon, the rollout of the vaccine will result in millions of people not having to worry about it anymore.  They will either have had it or they will be vaccinated.

    More Fake News

    You’ll recall that Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with other liberal governors, has repeatedly said that he will not authorize the distribution of any vaccine in New York state that was developed under Donald Trump until New York bureaucrats determine that it is safe.

    On Friday, the president conducted a major briefing detailing the vaccine distribution plan.  Trump said we will distribute the vaccines appropriately to all the states, but we won’t give it to New York until state officials request it and are willing to distribute it.

    “We can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people immediately. . .  So the governor will let us know when he’s ready,” Trump said, adding, “I hope he doesn’t handle this as badly as he’s handled the nursing homes.”

    The president’s statement was completely logical and fair, but the media twisted Trump’s remarks to suggest he was attempting to get revenge on Cuomo by giving the vaccine to every state except New York.  Even Fox News distorted the president’s statement.

    It would be malpractice to send the initial vaccine doses meant for the elderly and first responders to a state that won’t use them immediately.  But that’s exactly what Governor Cuomo has said.

    He called Pfizer’s vaccine announcement “good and bad news.”  It was good news because “the tests look good.” The bad news is that “it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over.”

    And now the governor is threatening to sue the president to get access to a vaccine he seemingly didn’t want.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Dr. Anthony Fauci; Adapted from:  NIAID – https://www.flickr.com/photos/niaid/49673229573/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88956331

    Image: Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Adapted from: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York – https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtaphotos/24147218442/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54781997

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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