13 March, 2021

I Blame Trump, Brexit, and the Jews

Israel, the UK, and the U.S. lead the way on vaccinations | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

The identity of the three major nations doing the best job of vaccinating their people against the Wuhan coronavirus will probably come as no surprise to readers who have been following the news on the subject. The three are Israel, the UK, and the U.S.

Israel tops them all. It has administered an astonishing 98.5 doses per 100 people. The UK is a distant second with 35.1 doses per 100. Next comes the U.S. at 27.2 doses.

Remember, everyone needs 2 doses, so to fully vaccinate everyone you need 200 doses per 100 people. In that light, the 27.2 doses per 100 people that we have in the U.S. is depressingly small.

Still, it’s so much better than the EU part of Europe:

The cumbersome EU bureaucracy moved slowly on the vaccination front, and member nations are paying the price. For example, France has administered only 8.5 doses per 100 people. Spain and Italy have done only slightly better (9.6 and 9.0, respectively).

The U.S. also started quickly. While the EU dithered, President Trump pushed the FDA to approve the two available vaccines quickly.

Hmm. Guess that Brexit thing wasn’t so bad after all.

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