Donald Trump's coronavirus vaccination plan was non-existent, reports say
White House sources told CNN the vaccine plan would have to start from "square one"
Joe Biden has had to inherit a non-existent coronavirus vaccination plan from Donald Trump, according to reports in the USA.
Biden was sworn in yesterday as the 46th President of the United States, and has already set about righting the wrongs of Trump's tenure.
Biden began his first term in office by signing a number of executive orders on a host of issues, including Covid-19, the environment, immigration and ethics.
In his initial acts as the 46th President, he signed no less than 15 executive orders - the first of which were targeted to boost the federal response to the coronavirus crisis.
On the issue of Covid-19, sources told CNN that Biden has had to inherit an almost non-existent vaccination plan from Donald Trump.
Shocking news to wake up to. Trump had literally NO VACCINATION PLAN.
No plans to distribute it, no plans to acquire it. No plans to manage it.
We are literally starting at square one today. pic.twitter.com/rJETuRX4hW
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) January 21, 2021
Regarding Donald Trump's vaccine plan (or lack of), White House sources told CNN: "There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch".
A second source spoke of having to start from square one in the attempt to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations. "Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence", said the source.
Other orders included keeping the US in the World Health Organisation, strengthening the fight against Covid-19, an ending of the ban on entries to the US from mostly Muslim-majority countries and partly reversing the Trump administration's stance on climate change.
Biden also issued an order to mandate mask wearing and social distancing on federal property, while also creating a new position for the role of 'Covid-19 response coordinator'.
As promised, Biden said the US would be returning to the 2016 Paris agreement, which was signed by most nations in an attempt to limit global warming.
Another move was to revoke the presidential permit granted to the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline which, if completed, would carry over 800,000 barrels of heavy crude each day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, USA.
"We are going to combat climate change in a way we have not done so far," Biden said in the Oval Office.