Due to Trump's petulant, delusional, democracy-smashing refusal to accept the election results, his Administration is refusing share details with President-elect Biden's team about their vaccination distribution plan .

1/ A short THREAD on why that's going to get people killed.
2/ Vaccinating 300m people would be an enormous undertaking w a single, simple vaccine. But this plan envisions multiple vaccines, with some vaccines requiring ultra-cold storage (which we don't much of) and multiple doses (requiring tracking systems).
3/ Trump and his team have screwed up every logistical element of COVID response so far. 80% of nurses say they don't have adequate PPE. Many have to wait in 3 hour lines for a test. Why would Trump's vaccine plan be magically different?
4/ Two warning signs. First, in our call yesterday, Trump's team told us states were in charge. But the feds have already contracted with some chain pharmacies to distribute vaccines. This confusion of responsibility is exactly how we got the PPE shortage.
5/ Second, Trump's team is in denial about how expensive this vaccination plan will be. On the call, they told us states won't need any more money. That's just false. In fact, states have told Congress they need $8.4 BILLION to run this complicated system.
6/ Implementing Trump's plan "as is" would take 2 months of rigorous cooperation between the Trump and Biden teams.

But almost certainly, Biden is going to need time to make changes to assure Trump's vaccination plan works. Again, this can't happen absent a transition process.
7/ It's time for action by Republicans. They need to work with Democrats to force the transition to begin. Every day we lose gravely jeopardizes Biden's ability to implement a vaccination effort that must be larger, faster, and more competent than anything America has ever seen.

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A short THREAD on what could go wrong in the next 60 days, and how Congress can help fill the void.
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I hope you’ll read this.
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Please read the whole thing.
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