9 governors asked President Biden to fix ‘unnecessary confusion’ created by the CDC’s vaccine reporting
A group of US state governors asked President Joe Biden in a letter to decrease confusion caused by the government’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting.
As part of the National Governors Association Executive Committee, nine governors including New York’s Andrew Cuomo, Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson, Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker, Maryland’s Larry Hogan, Alabama’s Kay Ivey, Arizona’s Doug Ducey, New Mexico’s Michelle Lujan Grisham, Colorado’s Jared Polis, and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer sent the letter to the president.
In the bipartisan letter, the governors told Biden that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus-vaccine tracking has created “unnecessary confusion” for people. The CDC’s tracker shows the number of vaccines distributed to each state and the number actually given to people, but that doesn’t “reflect the reality,” the governors wrote.
Instead, the federal government is distributing vaccines to states and territories through multiple different programs, such as a program for pharmacies to deliver vaccines to nursing homes and two new ones where select pharmacies and select federally qualified health centers administer vaccines. Those efforts, the governors noted, are “beyond the states’ control.”
Therefore, they said, “it is important that the CDC in its reporting distinguish between these separate efforts to avoid confusion …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]