Biden Administration Walks Back COVID-19 Distribution Prediction

( After a week in office, President Joe Biden is already walking back early promises he made.
Shortly after taking office, Biden took a very aggressive approach in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. He told the media, and the American public, that he would get a majority of people vaccinated by the spring.
First, he said:
“I think it will be this spring. I think we’ll be able to do that this spring. But, it’s going to be a logistical challenge that exceeds anything we’ve ever tried in this country, but I think we can do that.”
Just a day later, though, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, was already walking back that promise. She said:
“What the president’s goal is, is ensuring that there’s greater availability in the spring. But, the fact is, every American is not going to be eligible this spring.”
Officials within the Biden White House have said that the administration is realizing what a huge job they have on their hands, and they are now trying to temper their expectations regarding how quickly they’ll be able to get the pandemic under control.
One thing the administration is doing is trying to find as many as 20 million doses of vaccines that have been sent to some states. At the same time, they’re trying to find a way to increase the stockpile of vaccine doses — something they’ve found is mostly empty.
And, they’re trying to do this as new strains of COVID-19 are popping up in different parts of the U.S. every day.
One official in the administration told Politico:
“it’s the Mike Tyson quote: ‘Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.’ They are planning. They are competent. It’s just the weight of everything when you sit down in that chair. It’s heavy.”
Biden administration officials are blaming them being behind to former President Donald Trump’s administration. They are saying the transition to Biden wasn’t smooth, and as a result, they are completely behind the eight ball, so to speak.
One of those members of Biden’s transition team, Julie Morita, said:
“Nobody had a complete picture. The plans that were being made were being made with the assumption that more information would be available and be revealed once they got into the White House.”
Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, said a “plan didn’t really exist” within the Trump administration for a vaccine rollout. And Biden himself said the “vaccine program is in worse shape than we anticipated or expected.”
Biden’s administration can’t play the blame game any longer, though. They are the ones in charge, and they have all the power to handle the coronavirus pandemic how they want. In typical liberal fashion, though, they are blaming others rather than taking responsibility for their own actions and their own words.
Some of Biden’s officials are trying to make it sound good to the media. His Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee, Xavier Becerra, recently said:
“I believe President Biden made it very clear. The plane is in a nosedive, and we got to pull it up. And you’re not going to do that overnight. But, we’re going to pull it up. We have to pull it up. Failure’s not an option here, and so we will.”