With the incredible head start Trump left Biden on COVID, I really didn’t think it was possible to screw it up.
But I underestimated sleepy/woke Joe. First, the ill advised pause on the J&J vaccine over a very rare side effect that can be guarded against now that we know what to look for.
Now we can’t give the J&J vaccine away. The right way to have dealt with it would have been an alert to physicians and a caution note to recipients on what symptoms to watch for. Now the confidence in the J&J vaccine is lost and the damage is spreading to the other vaccines.
Now Biden is supporting giving away the proprietary research that lead to the vaccines to foreign companies that did not participate in the research expenses much less the decades of incremental steps that led to the techniques.
So, next time we need vaccines fast, who is going to step up just to have their intellectual property stolen by the government and given away to curry favor?