CNN’s Cuomo Shreds Network’s Reporting Biden Admin Is ‘Starting From Scratch’ on Vaccine Plan

CNN’s Chris Cuomo tore into his own network’s reporting that President Joe Biden’s administration is “starting from scratch” on a COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan.

CNN reported on Thursday that Biden’s White House is “inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration.” It quotes a source saying, “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”

Cuomo interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday night — who was a member of the Trump White House coronavirus task force and is now Biden’s chief medical adviser.

During “Cuomo Prime Time,” Cuomo said, “Another thing that I don’t buy comes out of our reporting…that people in the administration say they’re starting from scratch with the vaccine. No, they’re not!”

Cuomo continued, “You have an infrastructure out there that you’re well aware of that has to be improved. But they shouldn’t get any benefit of a low bar here either.”

“Are they gonna scrap it or are they going to build on it, make it better?” he asked Fauci.

Fauci said, “No, no they’re not going to scrap it,” adding with a laugh, “I was involved in the development of that stuff. They were not going to scrap that.”

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Fauci earlier that day said at a White House press briefing, “We certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution.”

The nation’s top infectious disease expert also said during that briefing that he feels different speaking about the pandemic under Biden’s administration than Trump’s, as IJR reported.

He said, “The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence, what the science is and know that’s it, let the science speak, it is somewhat of a liberating feeling.”

Fauci has said that Biden’s goal of 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days is “absolutely a doable thing.”

Responses

  1. Here’s the Confused Baby claiming that the virus was the “Trump Virus pandemic”, another of his lies. I wonder if the rest of the world calls it the “Trump Virus pandemic” or correctly calls it the SARS virus from China. It was a biological attack from China to support their economy after the Western world slowed down purchasing Chinese knockoff products. China should be held accountable, but the WHO is in their pocket.

    The lying, cheating, corrupt Biden thief tried to claim credit for the distribution of the vaccine with the support of all the networks. More lies!! The distribution started in Dec with the majority of healthcare workers and first responders already getting the vaccine. Biden and Congressmen and women have already been inoculated. So, how could there have been no distribution plan? How can the indians be receiving vaccines already if there was no plan? How is it that there are vaccines being given in pharmacies and clinics if there were no Plan? It’s being done because there was a plan as laid out since September. The media lies because they are the right arm of the lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats. I’m surprised that Cuomo came out and told the truth. He must have had a brief moment of clarity. Don’t worry, it won’t last.

  2. I have to give Chris a bit of respect, here. Not too much, but some. Before the Trump Virus pandemic hit and outside of the studio network connects because necessary, he had a habit of bringing a few independent commenters / pundits onto his show every now and then. Not so much right now, though, but I hope he starts them back up again. He brought on people outside of the corrupt and incestuous media environment that most big cable viewers get exposed to and they just ripped apart the conservative pundits with their baseless claims. It was very enjoyable to watch. (I do not normally watch these shows unless something worthwhile is referenced by others to see.)

    News people need to do their jobs of being accountable for not only what they themselves say, but what the company that they work for is accountable for, too. Sheppard Smith tried to do a bit of that, too, and, after a couple of decades, he got drummed out of FOX because of it. Some people don’t want to hear the truth. They only want to live in an echo chamber and hear what they think played back to themselves.

    So, good on Chris for speaking up about this.

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