Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that the Trump administration had abandoned an “unclear” plan for the delivery of the coronavirus vaccine – as he claimed to defend Vice President Kamala Harris that President Biden’s team had to “start from scratch” from office.
Harris claimed “Axios on HBO” last Sunday evening, and the infectious diseases specialist was asked about the comment during an interview this week “Fox News Sunday.”
Anchor Chris Wallace asked: “Is this true?”
“One thing we can say is that the infrastructure and capacity in the plan to get vaccines to be distributed in people’s arms was actually quite vague, as I’ve said before. I mean, obviously there was nothing like that because we developed the vaccines, we manufactured them and they were shipped, ”Fauci said.
He said critics should give Harris a “break” because he was “not meant to be from scratch.”
“I mean, obviously, we had vaccines that we were giving to people, even before the end of the year. So what was she referring to and I’m sure you can ask her again if she It would say that it was a process to easily get into people’s arms, which was a difficulty, very quickly, we are just dominating that right now, “Fauci continued.
Since taking office, Fauci said that Biden has been trying to expand the distribution of the vaccine to community centers, pharmacies and mobile units, as well as enlisting health care workers to get shots in people’s arms Used to be.
“I think the Vice President was referring to the fact that if you are talking about the things that I just mentioned, they were not at the place the President came after the inauguration,” Fauci said. said.
In his remarks on a Pfizer construction site in Michigan on Friday, Biden also raised fingers at his predecessor.
“Just four weeks ago, the US had no real plans for most of the country’s immunizations. My predecessor – as my mom says, ‘God loves her’ – failed to order enough vaccines, mobilized efforts to organize shots, failed to establish vaccine centers. The moment we took office, he said.