No thanks, no more vaccine for us

Brilliant. Trump scores again. Absolute genius.

Trump administration officials passed when Pfizer offered in late summer to sell the U.S. government additional doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, according to people familiar with the matter. Now Pfizer may not be able provide more of its vaccine to the United States until next June because of its commitments to other countries, they said.

Thanks, Don! That’ll be a few hundred thousand more deaths because you’re such a genius. What was the plan? That Ivanka would design an awesome vaccine and you could rake in all the profits?

As the administration scrambles to try to purchase more doses of the vaccine, President Trump plans on Tuesday to sign an executive order “to ensure that United States government prioritizes getting the vaccine to American citizens before sending it to other nations,” according to a draft statement and a White House official, though it was not immediately clear what force the president’s executive order would carry.

Blah blah blah executive order blah everybody has to give all of it to us before anybody else gets any by order of me Donald Trump because I say so blah blah. Piss in the wind some more why doncha.

The vaccine being produced by Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, is a two-dose treatment, meaning that 100 million doses is enough to vaccinate only 50 million Americans.

Asked if the Trump administration had missed a crucial chance over the summer to snap up more doses for Americans, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said, “We are confident that we will have 100 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine as agreed to in our contract, and beyond that, we have five other vaccine candidates.”

That wasn’t the question.

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