Preparing for the unknown is not only a challenge of getting the right things in the right place — it is also a challenge to get monies where needed. In the midst of the unforeseen severity of the COVID pandemic, finger-pointing seems to be the only action some can take.

The vaccine rollout was anticipated months in advance, and governors along with state health officials had adequate time to prepare. Instead, we hear that it was a problem of the federal government and inadequate funding.

It is time for our governor, a medical doctor, to own up to the fact that the seriousness of the pandemic was not appreciated, planning was inadequate, and stop blaming others. It solves nothing. We are in this together. Realign funding priorities, mobilize all trained medical professionals to fill support roles, be leaders in solving the problem and stop blaming others.

Robert Evans

Broadway

(9) comments

LVW

Evans wants us to stop the blame game by blaming the governor. Cute. But the bottom line is the federal government should be in charge of our pandemic response, and it did drop the ball badly, wingnuts revisionist history notwithstanding.

bishopsboy

Nice try at revisionist history, LVW. The feds distributed the vaccine promptly and the governors have mishandled getting it to the public. Too bad, but racist baby killer Northam is to blame for VA being 46th out of 50 states in administering the available vaccine. Meanwhile, backward redneck WV with a Republican governor is 1st out of 50 states.

LVW

"When Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses held in reserve for second shots, no such reserve existed, according to state and federal officials briefed on distribution plans." Cue the Three Stooges Theme music.

Driller

Satan aka Royal Holer, Looks like we're finding out Con Don's Administration lied about the amount of vaccines they had. Now, they are admitting the second round of vaccines that were supposed to go out later, have already been handed out. Con Don's Administration came in lying and will go out lying.

bishopsboy

LVW and LVW wannabe, none of that changes the fact that Northam flubbed the vaccine rollout in VA or that he's a human poopie.

freeride

A man who walked around on a beach hugging people without a mask during the height of the covid outbreak is telling you one thing......he's not too worried about catching it. Then a week later he makes it mandatory to wear a mask after the media calls him out for it....wake up people!

bishopsboy

Yep, racist, baby killer, blackface, Klansman Gov. Ralph "Coonman" Northam dropped the ball - probably because minorities would benefit the most from adequate vaccine distribution.

I bet he got his shot.

prodigalson

I agree with you wholeheartedly Bishop. Northam is an evil, racist baby killer, no doubt about it. The Demokkkrat party is pure evil.

LVW

Yawn.

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