Top White House employees working near Donald Trump will be some of the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
The New York Times reported:
White House staff, who work closely with President Trump, have been told that they will soon receive injections of the coronavirus vaccine, at a time when the first doses of the vaccine will only be distributed to high-risk health care workers on two Sources familiar with the distribution plans.
It is not clear how many doses will be allocated to the White House or how many will be needed. While many Trump officials said they were dying to get the vaccine and would take it if offered, others said they feared it would send the wrong message by giving the impression that Trump employees were hopping the line, to protect a president who has already had the virus and bragged about being "immune" now.
The Trump administration has five weeks left, and a group of people who consistently ignored health guidelines and caused several super-spreader events do not deserve to be rewarded for their negligence and recklessness by providing vaccinations jump to the front line. The coronavirus vaccine is said to first go to health care workers at risk. Many states receive less than 1% of the doses they need.
The vaccine shortage for vital workers who risk their lives every day is a growing problem, but Trump is so concerned that he is going to get COVID again, that he is vaccinating the people who work near him first. So much for herd immunity.
Donald Trump is also facing the needs of the American people to the bitter end.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association