The Biden administration is now fulfilling a pledge made by former President Donald Trump: starting Monday, all qualifying Americans will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I have good news. “Everyone is entitled to receive the vaccine as of today,” President Joe Biden said in a video posted on Monday morning.
In a February interview, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said the Trump administration deserves a lot of credit for Operation Warp Speed.
Operation Warp Speed, revealed last May, was the Trump administration’s initiative to coordinate federal and private resources to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Operation Warp Speed, for which I am grateful to [former HHS Secretary Alex Azar], was [an] endeavour that many of us were not initially convinced was possible. And it was considered as a Manhattan Project.”
Collins said that CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccines “got completed in 11 months from when we first heard about this virus, which is at least five years quicker than it has ever been before.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 131 million (39.5 percent of the U.S. population) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 84 million (25.4 percent of the U.S. population) have been “fully vaccinated” as of April 18.
The vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) received 3,005 reports of deaths among people in the United States who received one of the COVID-19 shots between December 14, 2020, and April 12, 2021. During this time, over 189 million doses of the shot were administered.
The deaths surpass the cumulative number of fatalities following all other vaccinations from January 2010 to November 2020, prior to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Based on a quick search on April 19, VAERS received 734 reports of death following the other vaccinations over the course of ten years.
According to a $1 million Harvard study sponsored by the CDC from 2007 to 2010, VAERS captures less than 1% of vaccine adverse effects due to underreporting.
According to a March poll (pdf) conducted by NPR, PBS, and Marist, nearly half of former President Trump’s supporters do not intend to take the CCP virus vaccine.
According to the survey, 47 percent of Trump supporters would refuse to be vaccinated if the doses were available.
According to the poll, 41 percent of Republicans would refuse the vaccine, while just 11 percent of Democrats would.