Post #975: Nobody knows how much COVID vaccine the U.S. has?

Posted on January 25, 2021

Today, a headline on CNBC states:

CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has

I’m shocked, shocked to hear that. 

Well, actually, I’m not.  I called this one back in June 2020 (Post #732). Which I will now quote.

We can also expect that vaccine distribution will be done with the current administration’s hallmark lack of transparency.  The usual talking-out-of-both-sides-of-their-mouths.  The usual contradictory statements by various officials.  The usual lack of not merely accountability, but basic accounting.  I’d say, based on prior behavior, that something as obvious as a simple list of which states got how many doses will not be made public.  At the time when it really matters — this fall — I’d say the odds are excellent that we (the US people) won’t even know where the vaccine is.

If you think that’s somehow an accident, that there’s no actual accounting for the doses, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.  Along with tens of millions of N95 masks that the Federal government confiscated from the states … and then managed to make disappear.

I’ll now make a further prediction.  We’ll never know.  The books will have been left in such disarray that there is no existing paper trail from manufacturers’ invoices to (e.g.) delivery bills of lading.  And it will have been set up so that there never will be.