Publisher's Note:

One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our efforts. Please make your gift to the 2021 Patriots' Day Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

Nate Jackson / Mar. 3, 2021

The Stunning Success of Operation Warp Speed

Joe Biden claims credit, but Donald Trump set the nation on a course to end this pandemic.

One of President Donald Trump’s many successes, and perhaps his longest lasting one, was Operation Warp Speed. That herculean effort facilitated the production of multiple COVID-19 vaccines in mere months, using scientific advancement on the very concept of a “vaccine” in the process. Thanks to that program, President NOT Donald Trump will benefit from a waning pandemic.

Joe Biden announced yesterday, “We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May.” That projection is two months earlier than his previous promise, and nearly 80 million Americans have already been vaccinated with at least one round (over 50 million with both), and there are nearly two million more doses administered every day.

Not bad considering Biden’s bogus claim that “we didn’t have [a vaccine] when we came into office.” Fact-checkers rushed to justify this as a Bidenism when he had elsewhere admitted the contrary. But for all those “fact-checking” fans of “missing context,” the fuller context of Biden’s remarks is a repeated trashing of the Trump administration’s efforts.

That he was so busy discussing what a bad job his predecessor did that he overstepped with one comment is hardly a defense.

Biden and other officials have either insinuated or outright alleged that there were too few vaccines and no distribution plan when Trump left office, which is dishonest. Warp Speed contracted for roughly 500 million vaccines. That they weren’t yet literally on the shelf on January 20 is not a failure of Team Trump.

Meanwhile, Biden is taking credit for Trump’s success. He said yesterday that this new May timeline is “a consequence of the stepped-up process that I’ve ordered.”

The Biden administration is also playing politics with the distribution plan, repeating the demands of teachers unions that educators move to the head of the line … so that schools can reopen, of course. We’re all for teachers being vaccinated and for schools reopening, but a non-politicized distribution plan would prioritize age, not favored vocation and political donations.

What does this success mean for a return to normal? Echoing Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden hedged, “I’ve been cautioned not to give an answer to that because we don’t know for sure. But my hope is by this time next year, we’re going to be back to normal, and before that [is] my hope.”

To be fair, politicians are not prophets, and Trump most certainly misstepped with his messaging regarding COVID. Biden would like not to repeat that mistake.

Yet he’s setting a ridiculously low bar considering what American ingenuity has accomplished. Perhaps he hewed too closely to this New York Times headline: “The U.S. Is Edging Toward Normal, Alarming Some Officials.” Some folks just can’t let go of their power, and some Americans practically have Stockholm Syndrome over the whole thing.

In any case, widespread vaccination is good news, and combined with much of the population having already had COVID, we hope it means there’s light at the end of this year-long tunnel.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.