The Biden administration has dropped the ball on vaccine development

Noah Smith: “This brings me to my fourth candidate explanation: Simple inertia and distraction. The percent of Americans naming the coronavirus as the country’s top problem has faded into insignificance, replaced by concerns like inflation and crime (and, after this week, possibly abortion rights). Even though many Americans are still dying or being afflicted with long Covid, the Biden administration may have simply concluded that the disease is no longer an issue worth spending political capital or attention on …”