by Damjan Tutarkov
The Trump administration is pushing governors in every state to expedite permits for distribution sites for COVID-19 vaccines.
In an Aug. 27 letter to governors, Dr. Robert Redfield, the Trump-appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urged governors to take action to have the COVID-19 distribution sites “fully operational” by Nov. 1.
“The normal time required to obtain these permits presents a significant barrier to the success of this urgent public health program,” Redfield wrote, per the Daily Wire.
“CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these distribution facilities, and, if necessary, asks that you consider waiving requirements that would prevent these facilities from becoming fully operational by November 1, 2020.”