Sometimes I’m tempted to just post a headline and let the comments section hash it out. This is one of those times.
California officials today announced plans to vaccinate 3.5 million kids ages 5-11 against Covid as soon as next week. The state’s director of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly said at a news conference that the state expects to have 1.2 million doses on hand as it begins to inoculate pre-teens.
Completely unnecessary and entirely inevitable in a state whose leaders have no plan beyond mandates and more mandates. So Governor Newsom is moving to vaccinate 5-year-olds.
To paraphrase Walter Sobchak, “Five-year-olds, Dude.”
An expert committee at the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended the authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for 5- to-11-year-olds. That advice now goes to FDA leadership which — if past is prologue — likely will agree in the next few days and its own recommendation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for final approval. That process likely will take just under a week.
Since when do we approve a medication for millions of children within a week? But this has a capper. Obviously.
He also cited a need to push forward now with increased vaccinations because, as Newsom said in a ‘GOT’-tinged tweet this week, “winter is coming.”
“The one thing we’ve learned in the past 18 months,” he continued, is “humility” in the face of Covid.
Humility? Is that what this looks like.
I don’t think Newsom can see humility from the French Laundry. Humility means questioning your decisions and your authority, not doubling down on them. There’s not a single humble cell in Newsom’s body. The “humility” he’s discussing is a need for others to humble themselves and accept his dictates.