The Trump administration screwed up the order for millions of Pfizer vaccines

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You know how Donald Trump’s diaper was in a twist because Pfizer and Moderna announced their vaccines after the election? Trump wanted to take credit for all of the incredible work done by scientists and doctors, and the MAGAts want to call it “the Trump vaccine.” Well, funny story – the Trump administration completely f–ked over the American people by refusing Pfizer’s offer to lock in supplies for the American public. Now Americans might be some of the last people to get Pfizer’s vaccine.

Before Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was proved highly successful in clinical trials last month, the company offered the Trump administration the chance to lock in supplies beyond the 100 million doses the pharmaceutical maker agreed to sell the government as part of a $1.95 billion deal months ago. But the administration, according to people familiar with the talks, never made the deal, a choice that now raises questions about whether the United States allowed other countries to take its place in line.

As the administration scrambles to try to purchase more doses of the vaccine, President Trump plans on Tuesday to issue an executive order that proclaims that other nations will not get the U.S. supplies of its vaccine until Americans have been inoculated. But the order appears to have no real teeth and does not expand the U.S. supply of doses, according to a description of the order on Monday by senior administration officials.

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. The vaccine is expected to receive authorization for emergency use in the U.S. as soon as this weekend, with another vaccine, developed by Moderna, also likely to be approved for emergency use soon.

[From The NY Times]

Great Britain began vaccinations using the Pfizer vaccine today, and they’re starting with the elderly (which is how it should be done). The Trump administration’s argument is now that the American people are spoiled for choice, and that even if they f–ked up the order with Pfizer, the Moderna vaccine or perhaps other vaccines will be available soon enough. But yeah… Trump wanted to take credit for the Pfizer vaccine, which America did not fund, and which the Trump administration didn’t order when they had the chance.

In any case… I just keep thinking about the messy vaccination structure Joe Biden will inherit. Speaking of, the Trump White House is hosting a Vaccine Summit today where they will aim to boost confidence in the upcoming vaccines. And the Trumpers didn’t invite anyone from the Biden transition.

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  1. JanetDR says:

    It’s so messed up. I guess Trump and his cronies think it is “winning” if they can blame Biden for their inaction. It does not seem possible that it’s okay for them to leave him out of meetings. I was going to say, would they leave him out during wartime? But since they won’t let him meet with the Pentagon…. Yes. Come on 2021!

    • Nana says:

      I think they would leave him out if it were wartime. And I’d expect nothing more from this mob – that’s just the kind of delusionary self-agrandising behaviour they always have and always will exhibit.

  2. Nikki says:

    Canada’s Pfizer order comes next week. #justsaying

    Do you think Trump and his family and friends invested in another drug company and were hoping to purchase from them for US use?

    • booboocita says:

      Yep. That’s exactly it. This grifting family doesn’t make a move without thinking about what’s in it for them. Bastards.

      • goofpuff says:

        Agree they were absolutely trying to make money on the pandemic and US tragedy. All their choices are all about that. Their true religion (and those of their supporters) will always be $$$$$$$$$$ because that’s what we worship in our American culture (and I’m sure other cultures, but it is very much the defining status symbol in America, how much money you make, not how smart or kind or amazing a person you are, its how rich you are)

  3. Lady Luna says:

    I don’t think they messed it up, they just didn’t care about it. They really don’t care about the American people at all.

    • Miranda says:

      And his braindead worshipers will never, ever see that. Ask them to name one thing Trump has done to improve their lives, and watch them struggle and squirm. I have zero sympathy for these people. None.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        Their stock answer is that he lowered their taxes, knowing you can’t argue it with them because their taxes are not public information. Occasionally I get he brought jobs back to America, because something something that one factory didn’t close that one time in 2017.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Also, MAGAs think Covid is a hoax, so why would they care about a vaccine?

      • Juls says:

        Oh I do argue with them about taxes. They may be doing fine personally, but I personally paid more last year than I ever have, and my income hasn’t really changed in years.

  4. Diane says:

    No surprise that Trump Admin screwed this up. Agree there is always the possibility that Trump and Company are invested in some 3rd tier Pharma company and expect to profit off of it. Also, there could be a measure of retaliation towards Pfizer for NOT agreeing to be part of Trump’s Project Warp Speed, instead choosing to stay out of the politics. Either way, the American public is screwed again by the GOP.

  5. Veronica S. says:

    At this point, guys, it’s just total gallows humor to me. I feel bad and am angry for the innocent people who have suffered or died because of this idiot, but the ones who voted for this? Well, you got what you paid for. Just wish you hadn’t expected the rest of us help you split the bill.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m sure everything will fall quietly on the side of those grifter f@cks.

  7. candy says:

    “America last!”

  8. grabbyhands says:

    I would 100% believe that they invested in a third party pharma and expected it to pay off ahead of Pfizer and Moderna – this grifter family is only motivated by one thing, personal gain.

    Other than that, I could see it being a combination of not caring if/when the normal population got the vaccine and just the arrogant belief that the US would get to cut in line before everyone else on the planet.

    As ever, we’re stuck in the stupifying paradox (I think this is the word I want) of a segment of people both believing that Corona is a hoax and yet wanting their moron cult leader to get credit for vaccines for a virus he (and they) have insisted doesn’t really exist.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Didn’t they invest in the company who made that drug that they gave Dump when he got sick with it? The one that they kept pushing via official channels.

  9. jferber says:

    No 3rd party pharma for this to make sense to me. Say “Fuck Ups” over and over because that is always the ultimate truth for this loser because “Incompetent” and “Corrupt” will always cover EVERYTHING he does. You remember that the federal government’s ventilators (in addition to being “ours” according to shitheel jarred kushner) were non-functioning because the fuck-up president refused to make a deal for their upkeep? Look it up. All true. So take “doesn’t give a fuck about the American people” (gross and reckless indifference to human life) and “will screw over everyone to make a buck for himself” (greedy) and “doesn’t ‘do the work’ (Obama’s phrase) to learn how stuff is done” (lazy and incompetent) and you have this motherfucker down cold. Just for fun, add in “subverter of democracy,” liar, inciter of violence and what have you. God, how I loathe this man.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      You and me both, jferber. I never knew I was capable of so much hatred…and it scares me. And yes, I know it hurts ME (rolls off the backs of this garbage family), I just can’t stop the loathing.

  10. Miranda says:

    He already has the blood of 250,000+ Americans on his tiny baby hands, and doesn’t care if he kills a few thousand more, just as long as his fat ass gets paid. What a vile piece of sociopathic shit.

  11. Coco says:

    The phrase “screwed up” implies that things did not turn out the way that the members of the Trump administration intended. The truth is, they never have and never will give a damn about whether Americans (that are not immediately useful to them) live or die.

  12. Rapunzel says:

    My theory: they were focused on therapeutics rather than a vaccine because they didn’t think a vaccine would be ready fast enough for them to use for the election. Also, Trump or his buddies had/have interest in hydroxychloroquine and Regeneron. So bye bye Pfizer.

  13. Jilly says:

    Did anyone else see Vanity Fairs article on it. The headline alone is the best!

  14. Lizzie says:

    Trump was looking for a kickback before ordering.

  15. Deanne says:

    The Trump admin is having a rabid, anti-vaxx, lunatic as part of the panel of speakers. Why?

  16. Mamasan says:

    I nearly lost my mother over the weekend. I can’t even tell you how much this angers me. This morning, I found out my dad is sick. Not sure yet if its Covid.

    And it all could have been mitigated…

  17. Kate says:

    Just here to say that I think healthcare workers are being prioritized first, and that absolutely makes sense to me. We need to keep them safe so that they can continue helping the rest of us. I am out of words for this administration.

  18. Zaya says:

    Of course. He’s really is the opposite of Midas. Everything he touches turns to $!-/.

    But guess what, the trump administration is requiring states to collect personal info on people who are vaccinated – names, dob, ethnicities, addresses. Seems like they want to discourage people from getting vaccinated. It’s also ironic that the maga antivaxxers think bill gates is putting microchips in the vaccine, but their messiah literally wants to create a registry.

  19. Emmitt says:

    1. Trump was probably looking for a kickback from Pfizer, which didn’t happen.

    2. Trump/Kushner only wanted to order just enough to dole out to red states; states that did not vote for Trump would not have gotten any of the vaccine.

  20. emu says:

    gahhhh! what an effin’ incompetent nightmare!
    like…. they were too busy fighting legal votes and bullshitting to their supporters to focus on what is actually crippling the nation right now?

  21. AppleTartin says:

    This was in June when the blue states were being hit hard. And Jared and Pence were like “meh” who cares. Then when it hit the red states hard there was a scramble. And let’s be real Trump would have had no idea. He has never read a daily briefing in 4 years. And expected everyone else to do the hard work. So he can spend the day playing golf and grifting money off his MAGAts then swoop in and take the credit and photo op at the end.

    He’s just pissed he couldn’t take credit for the “Trump Vaccine”. So now everyone can die if he can’t be Pwesident again… waaaahhh!