Biden shifts on vaccines under media pressure … media

The vaccine rollout is a strange ‘mess, and President Biden now owns it.

I say that not because I think all the problems of the country can be put on the doorstep of the man who had become President for barely a week. The Biden team argues that the Trump administration gave up less supply than expected, and that every new Oval Office resident blamed his predecessor for leaving a disaster.

But it is the press that is now openly challenging Biden to do a better job of bringing these potentially life-saving shots into the hands of more Americans. Given Jane Jenky’s daily briefing, Biden is being pressed on issues ranging from China to Russian demonstrations to violence in Portland. Barring questions about impeachment, the Trump name has been appearing very rarely.

It is not Biden’s fault that many state programs are a deceptive patchwork that websites can barely access online. He is taking steps to try to boost production of key products such as the coronovar vaccine and syringe – though the White House has not been able to tell just how many supplements are in the stockpile.

But as the president continued to announce his target of 100 million shots in his first 100 days, the media were not buying it. This was the question that prompted Biden to “discharge me” over the AP reporter asked about it last week.

Now Biden has changed his tune.

“I think we might be able to get 1.5 million per day instead of 1 million a day,” he told a Bloomberg reporter at a news conference. “But we have to meet the one million goal in a day.”

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Everyone knows why Biden set a goal of 100 million. This is because he thought that he could easily reach or exceed it. In politics, you hit the hammer for failing to reach the benchmark you announced. But since the program devised by the Trump team was already at or nearly on pace to reach 100 million doses, the press blew the whistle at the fact that it was hardly an ambitious target. (Keep in mind that two-dose diets will only immunize 50 million people.)

Asked by Presser if any American who wishes could get a vaccine, Biden said Monday that “I think we’ll be able to do it this spring,” even though that would be “a logistical challenge that Do more than anything. Tried in this country. “For the record, health experts like Anthony Fauci are saying it won’t happen until at least spring or fall, and Psaki drove it back yesterday.

Biden was wrapping up when he decided to recognize Fox’s Peter Dokie, “I know he always asks me tough questions and always has an edge for them, but I like him anyway.”

Doki went on to justify the president saying “there is nothing that we can change the trajectory of the epidemic over the next several months,” when two months ago he announced “I’m going to shut down the virus.” “

Response: “I never said I’d do it in two months. I said it took a long time to get here; it’s going to take a long time to beat it.”

Such frustration is raising questions across the country as vaccine appointments are not being made even in priority groups, or their appointments are being canceled.

But in a larger sense, it signifies the jargon transition from candidate to commander-in-chief.

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Suddenly it is Biden, not Mar-e-Lago below, who is responsible for every issue worldwide. Will the START treaty be carried forward? Will the level of military abroad be increased? Will Harriet Tubman be on the $ 20 bill? (On that last one, Biden plans to speed up the process.)

No one would say that Trump and his top spokesman are being grilled by the press the way Trump and his press secretary were. He is in part because Psaki has adopted a melodic tone, in part because Biden is not subject to either impeachment or investigation, and in part because of a visceral dislike for Trump having so many journalists.

But even with greater citizenship,

, Which is its job, and is being forced to adjust.

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