If CNN had done some of its own research rather than acting as a stenographer for unnamed Biden sources, they would know that this is blatantly false. The Trump White House sent press release after press release informing the media of its progress under Operation Warp Speed, which included a distribution plan for the vaccines. The Health and Human Services website even features a handy infographic that outlines the process. The United States is currently administering nearly one million vaccines per day, which would be seemingly impossible with no plan. CNN and the Biden officials could perhaps have criticized the Trump administration for leaving too much of the vaccine distribution program up to the states, but it is just inaccurate to say there was ‘no plan to speak of’.
This story was such a whopper that even left-leaning journalists piled on to call it false. Sam Stein of the Daily Beast wrote, ‘There was, indeed, a plan from Trump. I listened in on govs calls on vaccine distribution. The plan had obvious shortcomings. but to say there’s nothing to rework is not true.’
‘Government officials did set up a system that’s distributed 36M doses to states,’ Dan Diamond of the Washington Post confirmed. ‘Either the situation on the ground is better than team Biden acknowledges, or Biden’s target is less ambitious than it seems.’