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Keep Chuckin’ Those Facts!


Recently on Meet the Press, Ron Klain made a banal observation:

“But the process to distribute the vaccine, particularly outside of nursing homes and hospitals out into the community as a whole did not really exist when we came into the White House,” Klain said.

This is too obvious to be even worth mentioning, except that it provides an opportunity for PolitiFact to show that it is BACK BABY:

Many experts said that the Trump administration鈥檚 plan had some key holes, including a failure to communicate with the states and cities about the rollout and inadequate funding for vaccine distribution. But it did have a plan: rely on the states.

“The federal plan, much like the rest of the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, was very hands off when it comes to details of implementing public health interventions,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “The last mile of vaccine delivery was not a big part of the federal plan by design.”


Saying there a plan “does not really exist” is beyond saying a plan is lacking. We rate Klain鈥檚 claim Mostly False.

“Doing nothing is a kind of plan. Twenty Pinocchios.” Both Sides Do it is apparently like riding a bicycle — less than a month in and they’re already in midseason form.

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