The Biden administration’s obsession with coercing vaccines will cost lives in early 2022 as an inadequate supply of Paxlovid results in unnecessary deaths.
With 35 million Americans over 65, and millions more younger with weakened immunity, only 10 million courses were ordered, guaranteeing a shortfall as Omicron sweeps through the population regardless of immune status.
Further supplies will have to wait while other orders by other nations are filled.
Of course, we wouldn’t have this problem if drug store chains were doing the ordering instead of the government. At least one of the many chains would have guessed right and preordered enough to meet the demand, at market prices, of course.
So, now the elderly will have to go back into seclusion ordering their groceries and hiding in their homes to delay infection until the shortfall is relieved.
We should never have trusted government with anything related to our health. As Milton Freidman warned, “If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.”