President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed on May 15th of 2020. The President was optimistic of the success claiming we would have a vaccine by year’s end. He was right, and it has objectively been a success.
As soon as Trump announced the initiative the media lost its mind calling the President reckless for having the optimism that he did. They were obviously wrong, and we cannot let them forget about it.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Now that a Democrat is president, scientific “experts” and uncredentialed media pundits alike have been parroting the party line—”See, vaccines work!”—without mentioning, much less crediting, Operation Warp Speed as a key factor in getting so many Americans vaccinated so quickly.
At least they’re (sort of) consistent. These same pundits did not think much of Trump’s vaccine initiative when it was announced in May 2020 with the aim of producing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses by 2021. Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Trump’s ambitious goal was “reckless.” The Washington Post interviewed scientists who warned it was “dangerous to set a timetable, given the scientific unknowns and the danger of rushing testing.”
CNN, as you might expect, has covered President Joe Biden slightly differently than it covered Trump on the issue of vaccines. Whereas the former president was “ginning up pressure” on drug companies to develop a vaccine quickly, the network has praised Biden’s “urgent, wartime effort” to get Americans vaccinated.
The New York Times published an interactive graphic purporting to answer the question: “How long will a vaccine really take?” The most optimistic scenario, according to the Times, was that a vaccine would not be approved for emergency use until January 2024. Fortunately, the projections were way off.
As of this post roughly one-third of the country has been fully vaccinated or, if Trump was still President the media would classify it as a measly 106 million people.