Morning Jolt: Twenty Million Vaccine Doses Are Missing

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On the menu today: It's the most mind-boggling figure, tucked deep in a Politico story on a Saturday: The Biden administration "is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states." Meanwhile, around the country, stories of vaccine doses being administered to hospital donors, boards of directors, and other wealthy not necessarily priority recipients start to pile up.

The Case of the Missing Twenty Million Vaccine Doses

On the campaign trail and before his inauguration, President Joe Biden and his team offered a consistent, bold, clear promise: They were ready to step into the executive branch of government and quickly increase the pace of vaccinations from coast to coast — even if the Trump administration had left a mess.

Then-candidate Joe Biden, June 30: "If I should have the honor of being elected president, on the day I'm sworn in, I'll get right to work implementing all aspects of the response that remain undone. ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY February 01 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY February 01 2021
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Twenty Million Vaccine Doses Are Missing

On the menu today: It's the most mind-boggling figure, tucked deep in a Politico story on a Saturday: The Biden administration "is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states." Meanwhile, around the country, stories of vaccine doses being administered to hospital donors, boards of directors, and other wealthy not necessarily priority recipients start to pile up.

The Case of the Missing Twenty Million Vaccine Doses

On the campaign trail and before his inauguration, President Joe Biden and his team offered a consistent, bold, clear promise: They were ready to step into the executive branch of government and quickly increase the pace of vaccinations from coast to coast — even if the Trump administration had left a mess.

Then-candidate Joe Biden, June 30: "If I should have the honor of being elected president, on the day I'm sworn in, I'll get right to work implementing all aspects of the response that remain undone. ...   READ MORE

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