COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan Short on Funding and Not Developed Yet

Despite the president’s high hopes for getting out a vaccine –federal health agencies say they don’t have the money they need to finish the job Missouri Senator Roy Blunt chaired a hearing to question the nation’s health care leaders about their strategy for delivering an eventual COVID-19 vaccine to the American people.

Blunt asked Dr. Bob Kadlec, who heads Preparedness And Response for the federal Department of Health and Human Services

And he asked the C-D-C Director about the cost of distribution

Blunt is working with a different timeline than the president:

Director Redfield answered that it depends on the vaccine approval, the plan’s approval – and the states’ needs.

And while there is race to come up with a vaccine C-D-C director Robert Redfield made his strongest statement yet about masks as he testified to Senator Blunt’s committee:

Senator Blunt chairs the budget committee that oversees health and vaccines.