President Trump has declared that he is prepared to sign an executive order on coronavirus vaccination distribution, according to The Daily Wire.
The executive decision ensures that Americans will get access to the vaccination before its shared with the rest of the world.
This decision is the polar opposite of what Dr. Zeke Emanuel proposed. Dr. Zeke, Biden adviser suggested to give it to the rest of the world before Americans got the opportunity to get vaccinated.
A Fox News official said, “The priority is to make sure we distribute these vaccines to Americans before we start shipping them around the world to get international access.”
“The news of the executive order comes just days ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s Thursday meeting regarding Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine, three weeks after the companies filed for it. The FDA also plans to meet on Dec. 17 to discuss Moderna’s vaccine.”
“Emanuel, who served as a key architect of the Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration, co-authored a paper in September in which he encouraged officials to follow the ‘Fair Priority Model,’ which calls for a ‘fair international distribution of vaccine,’ rather than what he and his co-authors characterized as ‘vaccine nationalism.’ The model allows the country that produces the vaccine to hold onto enough of a supply to keep the transmission rate below 1%, but says that beyond that, the vaccine should be distributed internationally. That means giving away or selling doses of the vaccine before it’s available to every citizen in that country, Emanuel explained to Scientific American.”
Emanual said that “from an ethical standpoint, there’s not a good reason for absolute partiality, where a country covers every one of its citizens before giving any vaccine internationally.” He went as far as to say that there is a “good ethical reason” for not having “absolute vaccine nationalism.”
Jonathan Turley said, “Lame duck executive orders can set up a successor to force him to openly adopt controversial positions. Today’s vaccine order could have that effect.”
“Biden would need to rescind the executive order, which would present serious political issues. The issue could also play badly for Democrats in the Georgia races. Like the special counsel appointment, this could prove positively Machiavellian. The order could also raise some interesting legal issues as these companies take foreign orders. There are transnational companies with cooperative agreements. This could present conflicts if the U.S demands not just an ‘America First’ position in distribution but production.”