President Joe Biden has a vaccine problem, and it isn’t that nearly half of Americans aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s that every single thing the Biden administration does and says, paired with everything the massive federal bureaucracy does and says, absolutely destroys all confidence in the shot.
Take, for example, the massive clash going on right now between the administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As Politico reported on Monday, the president is mad because he wants to propel his vaccine campaign with a booster shot by Sept. 20 and the CDC isn’t cooperating. The CDC is annoyed in turn because it says the White House’s plans are unrealistic.
It’s a bit of a “he said, she said,” as far as who is holding out on whom because, of course, the administration and federal agency each have their own agenda and special interests. Either way you look at it, however, confidence in the vaccine is a casualty.