Fauci Contradicts CNN Report, Says Biden’s Vaccine Distribution Not ‘Starting From Scratch’


From The Epoch Times:

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, said Jan. 21 that the Biden administration is not starting its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan from scratch, contradicting a CNN report that claimed they were not given a plan by Trump officials.

Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, debunked a CNN report that was published hours earlier, citing unnamed Biden administration officials claiming, “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”

The report by CNN’s White House correspondent MJ Lee, cited unnamed sources reportedly alleged that the Biden administration would have to start its COVID-19 vaccine rollout from “square one.”

Hillary Clinton responded to the report’s allegations on Twitter, calling the claims “appalling but not surprising.”

But Fauci told reporters, “We certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution” during an appearance in the White House briefing room, indicating that Biden officials will continue to build on and adjust as needed the blueprint left by the Trump administration.

Fauci went on to tout President Joe Biden’s plans for pharmacy buy-in, vaccine centers, and targeted use of the Defense Production Act to manufacture vaccines, tests, and personal protective equipment. Former President Donald Trump used the act last year to compel businesses to manufacture ventilators and other items.

“We’re coming in with fresh ideas, but also some ideas that were not bad ideas with the previous administration. You can’t say it was absolutely

Read the full report at The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/fauci-contradicts-cnn-report-says-bidens-vaccine-distribution-not-starting-from-scratch_3666948.html



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