We should get people vaccinated against Covid-19
The case for a serious, whole-of-government effort
The Trump administration left Joe Biden with what was, by all accounts, a shambles of a plan to actually administer vaccines to people. But the combination of time, attention, and professionalism sorted those problems out, and we are now in a situation where anyone who wants a vaccine can get one pretty easily.
Unfortunately, a decent slice of the population seems disinclined to get one.
And doubly unfortunately, the Biden administration seems to me to be taking a somewhat unfocused and scattershot approach to dealing with that reality.
The White House, I think, ought to take a gut check. Do they believe that vaccinating a huge share of Americans to obtain herd immunity and prevent future outbreaks is important? If they don’t, that’s fine. But then I think they owe it to the world to adopt a more GOP-like attitude toward the virus. We can just say, look, people who want a vaccine should take it and people who don’t can…