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    Surge Summary:  The Trump Administration is taking heat for so-called delays in distributing COVID vaccines. But what’s the real story? Federal authorities are not responsible for administering the shots – that is a local responsibility. What are the actual motives for apparent lapses in reporting?

    by Gary Bauer

    Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the Trump Administration is now taking flak for delays in the distribution of the COVID vaccines.  Let me remind you that these are the vaccines that many politicians and journalists insisted would never be ready by now.  Well, they are ready.

    The Trump Administration has been sending vaccine shipments to the states for distribution.  But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 20% of the distributed vaccine has actually been administered to patients.  Yet according to the fake news media, somehow this is Donald Trump’s fault.

    Part of the explanation for the significant difference between the number of vaccine doses distributed and administrated is due to reporting delays. Obviously, federal authorities do not administer the shots. Local health bureaucracies do it. And they are not always reporting in a timely fashion.

    But given everything that we’ve seen this year, is it possible that Democrat states like California, Illinois and Michigan are slow walking the administration of the vaccine to promote the left’s narrative of Trump’s incompetence?  Will they miraculously speed up vaccinations after the inauguration so that Biden gets the credit?

    I hate to be so cynical, but that seems like a plausible explanation to me.

    Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded to the criticism, saying:

    “President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed has developed safe and effective vaccines 5 times faster than any similar effort in history, and he has already made the vaccines free for all Americans. Nearly 20 million first doses have been allocated to states for immediate delivery and administration at their direction. . .

    “The President has used the Defense Production Act 18 times in connection with Operation Warp Speed and will continue to employ it wherever possible to accelerate vaccine manufacturing and save lives.”

    Every year since 1946, Gallup has asked Americans to name the man they most admire.  For the past 12 years, it has been Barack Obama.  This year, America’s most admired man is President Donald Trump.

    But what about Joe Biden?  He finished a distant third, behind his old boss Obama.  I find the result of this popularity contest interesting, given how popular the media seem to believe Joe Biden is.

    One would think the media’s anointed savior of the country could do better than third place in Gallup’s survey of the most admired men in America.  But apparently not.

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    Originally Posted here.

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    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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