CTT #29: What went wrong with the vaccine rollout? Is it fixable?

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In a Northern California hospital, a freezer containing over 800 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine suddenly broke down. Local leaders realized they had less than two hours to administer the shots before the entire batch went bad. Administrators and staff sprang into action and, according to CNN, didn’t waste a drop of the vaccine.

How then do we explain the excruciatingly slow rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, with only 7 million of the 22 million available shots given out? Americans are understandably bewildered and upset by the handling of vaccinations so far. Now the question is: What if anything can be done to fix it?

In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl dive into this issue and answer listener questions. Here’s what was discussed [and when] on this episode:

[00:49] Why is the vaccine administration going so poorly? Can we solve the problem sooner than later?

[05:26] Listener question: “I heard the government is considering giving people only one shot or maybe cutting the dose in half. So, does this mean there have been problems with the vaccine?”

[12:30] How are vaccinations going in other countries?

[14:52] Beyond Moderna and Pfizer, what’s the status with other vaccines?

[19:43] Any “upbeat” news about the pandemic this past week?

[22:01] Why are reports saying that more people are testing positive without symptoms?

[24:36] What to make of the new Kaiser Family Foundation survey on urban vs. rural attitudes about the pandemic and the Covid-19 vaccine?

[29:40] How does historian Jeremy Corr think his fellow historians will view this pandemic 50 or 100 years from now?

[32:42] What lessons have the pandemic taught us about American healthcare?

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