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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Biden Administration Should Look In Mirror Before Casting Stones Over Vaccinations

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05.08.2021

It was always going to be a Herculean task to inoculate, with an untried vaccine, a multi-ethnic nation of 330 million people across a vast continent — in an era when the media routinely warps the daily news.

Many African Americans understandably harbored distrust of government inoculations after the infamous Tuskegee experiment. Nearly 40 million foreign residents in America were born in other countries, many of which have corrupt governments that long ago lost the trust of the population.

The anti-vaccination movement was distrustful of what the government said was safe, given the rush to produce previously untried mRNA inoculations. Rural and inner-city poor are sometimes not so easily reached, much less persuaded.

Yet politics played the most obstructive role early on. Candidate Joe Biden talked grandly of reviving the World War II war production board. He deliberately omitted the fact that it was Donald Trump who emulated FDR’s mobilization of private enterprise under government auspices.

Trump offered legal protections for companies to accelerate their research and development in hopes that competition, profits and public oversight would result in COVID-19 vaccinations less than a year after the pandemic hit.

And it worked. Mostly safe and effective vaccinations were rolled out not........

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