Inslee has no excuse for vaccine delays

A few weeks ago Gov. Jay Inslee was throwing stones at the federal government for not delivering all of the covid-19 vaccine doses promised. What our governor didn’t tell us was that of more than 300,000 dosed received they had only been able to administer 59,000 doses, according to various news sources. The rest are sitting in refrigerators.

The state Health Department has had nine months to plan the inoculation program. President Trump even told them within a couple of weeks when the vaccines would be here. In the crude words of Sid Schwab, Inslee has sure “defecated in the bed” as has the entire health department. And don’t buy the excuse that they don’t have the money to do this. There is still a lot of covid relief money left unspent. Or in fact many of us would be willing to pay for our own vaccination if needed.

Inslee needs to worry more about the very real problems in his state and less about scoring a plum in the Biden administration. Doesn’t Inslee realize that if he gets the vaccinations done he will be able to open the doors of Washington state businesses and start collecting sales taxes again. Thank God for the Trump vaccine! Spare no effort to get the vaccine into peoples arms. Do your job, governor!

Bob Kelly

Everett

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