Blog

Vaccine distribution isn’t as easy as Trump wants people to think

Vaccine distribution isn’t as easy as Trump wants people to think

President Donald Trump is suggesting a coronavirus vaccine can be delivered widely in a matter of weeks. But states ultimately tasked with leading the distribution effort are already confronting a host of logistical and supply chain challenges that could dash the Trump administration’s hopes of quickly distributing a vaccine once it’s approved. State and federal officials must ensure providers are equipped to administer a vaccine that needs to be kept at extremely cold temperatures, as one of the leading vaccine…

Read More Read More

‘More dire than we think’: Health officials brace for Trump diatribes

‘More dire than we think’: Health officials brace for Trump diatribes

For months, Michael Caputo worked vigorously behind the scenes to shape the health department’s pandemic messaging by contradicting career scientists, disputing coronavirus research and prioritizing President Donald Trump’s electoral fortunes. But within hours of Caputo’s abrupt departure for medical leave on Wednesday, Trump went out and did much the same thing – only in public and from the White House briefing room. Trump’s rebuke of his own Centers for Disease Control director and insistence on delivering a vaccine faster than…

Read More Read More

Trump’s allies back up his attacks on CDC chief

Trump’s allies back up his attacks on CDC chief

President Donald Trump’s congressional allies and White House aides backed his rebuke of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield on Thursday, insisting they trusted the president over the nation’s top public health official on matters of face masks and vaccine development. “If I just take the words of the CDC and the president, the president is right,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said at a news conference, pledging that the U.S. would “have a safe and…

Read More Read More