Trump Admin Makes Late Start On Encouraging Americans To Vaccinate Against Covid | Rachel Maddow

Trump Admin Makes Late Start On Encouraging Americans To Vaccinate Against Covid | Rachel Maddow 1


Rachel Maddow reports on fluctuating American attitudes toward the newly introduced coronavirus vaccine and the Trump Administration's delinquency in organizing a public education campaign to assure the public of the vaccine's safety and efficacy. Aired on 12/16/2020.
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Trump Admin Makes Late Start On Encouraging Americans To Vaccinate Against Covid | Rachel Maddow

35 Comments on "Trump Admin Makes Late Start On Encouraging Americans To Vaccinate Against Covid | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Trump is a marketer! That is why he pushed the last minute order to authorize the vaccine.
    He is against the effort.

    • It’s hard to get rich off helping people 🙃

    • Debra,
      Worse than that, he was probably told that the FDA was just hours away from announcing their approval of the vaccine, so Trump jumped in with his threat to fire the head of the FDA if he didn’t approve the vaccine that same day — which the FDA was going to do anyway. That SO sounds like something Trump would do, just so he could take credit for the approval.

    • And 45 had nothing to do with it..

    • @be nice Well, not in a positive way. He was active in trying to stop it.

  2. I’m amazed anyone would wait or want to hear anything from these inadequate fools. Sounds like many republicans are paranoid about this too. Pretty funny actually. I’m surrounded by idiots and will be getting the vaccine asap.

    • V, Anyone who would be around you would have to be a MORON!

    • @Dementia Joe (here’s a hint for american-speak: when your moniker is dementia, you lose credibility calling someone a moron) I know you’re russian, so just trying to make your miserable life less…nevsky prospekt, if you get my drift.

  3. I remember getting the polio vaccine at school in Australia in the early 70’s. I was really young. I remember it being pink and served up on a small square white plastic spoon. Back then the govt said, here take this vaccine, so you did. There was no such thing as an antivaxxer, there was none of this, you can’t take my freedom away crap. You took the vaccine and there was no polio. No measles, no whatever else it was. People these days are ridiculous.

    • Barbara Dettlinger | December 16, 2020 at 8:32 AM | Reply

      @Dementia Joe there is no research yet, there is no polio or small pox because of vaccines and no ones DNA was changed

    • Our Conservative Government also took steps to reduce the number of guns in Australia following the Port Arthur Massacre and the US couldn’t get any meaningful gun legislation passed after 5 & 6 year olds were massacred in their elementary school. I think part of it is cultural. I don’t get this “freedom or death” stuff when more people dying is inevitable with the widespread infection of COVID in the US. By the end of this year, when the death toll hits 330k, 1 in every 1000 residents of the US who were alive on Jan 1st of this year will have died from COVID-19. It’s so bad, COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the US, surpassing heart disease and cancer. It’s abominable that so many have needlessly died and died alone, yet Trump’s answer about following his own Task Force’s guidelines is, well it is Christmas time. Like a virus is going to respect that it’s the holidays! Being a trained medical scientist I also can’t stand Trump taking credit for the speedy arrival of vaccines. They’ve been created using an entirely different platform for which there’s been years of research. And luckily scientists had already been studying the coronavirus spike protein for years as the last outbreak of SARS was also caused by a coronavirus. It’s been years of collective research. All he did was sign his name on cheques and orders placed in front of him.

    • Ridiculous? Maybe. Most are just weird, bat crazy, mush brain lunatics, zombies, ignorant frothing-out-the-mouth flat-earthers. And some, just plain stupid.

    • The curse of the internet… wrong info from people with a bad agenda

    • @Dementia Joe Nothing I already didn’t know. A colleague of mine suggested you look at a vid by “Dr Campbell, Live Lesson With Tanzania”

  4. Muyeen Jaffer Sadiq | December 16, 2020 at 2:46 AM | Reply

    Internet what an invention.. ..
    I thought collection of knowledge was supposed to make us smarter………

  5. brilliantly said, ty dr maddow. t**** has been dragging his feet the whole way. purposely. i, for one, am anxiously awaiting my turn to get the vaccine! i miss my parents, children, grandchildren, and the rest of my family, and my friends! on another tac, i miss being able to ride the bus all day on super cold days, like the other oldtimers like me, lol. it is so nice and warm on there. i say this as the snow is due shortly, lol. but seriously, i remember taking that sugar cube with my whole family and the entire community. we did the same for the smallpox shot, everyone went, for the sake of our lives and the lives of our fellow Americans. we cared about one another back then, and cared about our nation. this is no less of a danger, in fact it is more so! take the d*** shot, be adults about it, do it for yourself and everyone you love, do it for our nation!

  6. Peter Benvenuto Stiegmaier | December 16, 2020 at 3:55 AM | Reply

    wait until he is out, then Reps will tell people NOT to get vaccinated! YOU BET!

  7. The pseudoscience industry has already gotten rich on anti-vaxing propaganda. Homeopathy, Reiki, and so many other scams have scared people away from vaccines and toward their own phony remedies. 💰💰💰

  8. Jonathan Chiang | December 16, 2020 at 5:07 AM | Reply

    COVID is a hoax, per trump then why are we getting vaccinated ?

  9. _”Vaccines turned me into newt. But, I got better”_

    Many anti vaxxers have an irrational fear of needles, and this drives them to search for any (mis) information that will allow them to rationalize an avoidance of confronting this fear.

    • Teena Raven Snow | December 16, 2020 at 11:50 AM | Reply

      And what about the fact that a lot of people carry Epipens to save their own life after going into an Anaphylactic state ? It even says , anyone that has experienced Anaphylaxis and carries an Epipen should not get the vaccine.

  10. Mario Fernandes | December 16, 2020 at 5:27 AM | Reply

    Most inept, unqualified and corrupt president ever

  11. I still remember being dragged kicking & screaming by my mother into the public health department when I was very young to get the oral polio vaccine on a sugar cube, nearly 50 years ago.

  12. Extreme blinking first symptom. HIV symptoms next? What gives???…

  13. After a while you start to believe with that whoever is in charge of PS5 distribution is also in charge of vaccine distribution

  14. Spring Sunshine | December 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

    Thank you Australia for the info on vacine development. Thanks for caring about US citizens

  15. Spring Sunshine | December 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM | Reply

    Trump is really a con barely reads or writes. Republicans help ran our county.

  16. Spring Sunshine | December 16, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    I hope they make it mandatory. Like with other countries are smart enough to do.

  17. His Orangeness will take credit for inventing the vaccine. His base should be referred to as “Lemmings”.

  18. Forget this administration. On Jan 20 we will have a real administration. With real goals, plans and objectives based on science.

  19. So how many doses of the second vaccine do you think Trump will pass on buying this time?

  20. If you need convincing that the US is overdue for a cull, think of who was President these last four years.

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