6月28日电 (蒋鲤)美国白宫疫情应对协调员杰弗里·齐恩茨(Jeffrey Zients)日前在疫情简报会上认可，美国无法完成拜登总统5月初宣布的在7月4日前让70%的美国成年人接种至少1剂新冠疫苗的目的。
美国不仅对内接种目的无法准期完成，拜登 *** 在6月尾前向外洋提供8000万剂疫苗援助的设计也面临延迟。白宫21日宣布剩余5500万剂疫苗的分配设计，不外，白宫同时示意，由于疫苗援助需要战胜储存、运输及语言障碍等多方面挑战，现在不能保证剩余的5500万剂疫苗能够在月尾前发货。
对内，美国将无法完成海内疫苗接种目的的“锅”甩给年轻人，声称“美国年轻人以为新冠病毒对他们的影响较小，因此接种意愿不强。”殊不知，他们所谓的“接种意愿不强”，很洪水平上是由于美国 *** 疫情初期就未给予新冠病毒足够的重视。时任美国总统特朗普甚至曾将新冠称为“大号流感”，误导了许多民众。没有重视就没有紧迫感。正是由于美国 *** 一年多来对新冠疫情的不重视，才导致了美国民众接种目的的“拖延”。
而在对外助助上，只管拜登早就宣布将于6月尾前与其他国家分享8000万剂疫苗，却在距离停止日期仅剩一周多的时间才宣布详细的分配设计。诚然，疫苗援助需面临美国 *** 所声称的储存、运输及语言障碍等多种难题，但若是有一个切实可行的设计，这些问题并不会影响援助疫苗的“发货时间”。
作为大国 *** ，美国应该在设立目的之初就制订出响应的设计，更应未雨绸缪，提前思量种种难题因素，而不是等到目的无法完成时推卸责任，顾左右而言他。“美国年轻人接种意愿不高”、“疫苗储存、运输难度高”等一系列所谓的“难题”是美国 *** 和白宫智囊团队所无法预见的吗？显然不是。准确普及防疫知识，就能响应地提高民众接种疫苗的努力性；提前制订并实行疫苗援助设计，就能实时 “发货”；至于语言障碍问题，更不能能对疫苗援助带来云云之大的影响……由此看来，美国 *** 的目的无法完成，不是由于他们不能，而是由于他们不想，“拖延”主要照样态度的问题。美国 *** 在疫苗接种和援助上的“拖延症”让人不禁嫌疑，他们此前给出的所谓目的和准许，事实是凭证现真相形所制订下来的可行目的，照样打肿脸充胖子的“政治作秀”？
面临病毒的伸张和病例的增进，美国 *** 与其忙着制订不切现实的目的，以及为自己的“拖延症”寻找捏词，不如踏扎实实地向美国民众普及疫情的严重性和接种疫苗的需要性，早日将所储存的每一剂疫苗分配到真正需要它们的人手中。
Is U.S. government COVID-19 'procrastination' getting worse?
By John Lee
(ECNS) -- The United States will likely fall short of President Joe Biden’s goal of partially vaccinating 70 percent of American *** s by Independence Day, said Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House COVID-19 response team, on June 22.
In addition to the delayed domestic vaccination goals, the U.S. government will also put off its plan to provide 80 million doses of vaccine assistance overseas set by the end of June as the White House announced on June 21 there was no guarantee the scheduled 55 million doses would be delivered by the end of this month due to "storage, transportation and language barriers."
As of June 27, more than 181 million COVID-19 cases were confirmed worldwide, and the figure in the U.S. has topped 33,620,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. Under current conditions, vaccines are still the most powerful weapon against COVID-19 and should be allocated in time. However, the U.S., which has sufficient vaccine reserves, suffers from serious procrastination and seems unable to fulfill its promises.
The U.S. government is blaming young Americans for failing to meet domestic vaccination targets, claiming they think COVID-19 has little impact and therefore, are less willing to get vaccinated. However, their so-called "less willing" is largely due to the fact that the U.S. government did not pay enough attention to the virus in the early stages of the epidemic. Former U.S. President Donald Trump even referred to the coronavirus as the "corona flu", which misled many Americans and caused the delay of vaccination goals.
In terms of global vaccine assistance, although Biden had announced his administration would share 80 million doses of vaccines with other countries before the end of June, he just released a detailed distribution plan about one week before the deadline for implementation. It's true that vaccine assistance faces storage, transportation and language barrier difficulties, but if there is a practical plan, these issues would not delay delivery.
As a major power in the world, the U.S. should have formulated a corresponding plan in the beginning and taken all kinds of factors into consideration in advance, instead of passing the buck when its goals cannot be achieved. The U.S. government and White House think tank should have foreseen the so-called "difficulties" mentioned above.
Correct popularization of epidemic prevention knowledge can help boost vaccination among the youth. Developing and implementing a vaccine assistance plan in advance can help ensure in-time delivery. As for language barriers, it is unlikely to have a significant impact on vaccine distribution. To sum up, the U.S. government's goals cannot be achieved, not because it cannot, but because it does not want to, with such "procrastination" a matter of attitude.
Amid U.S. "procrastination" in vaccination and global assistance, people can't help wonder whether the so-called goals and promises given by the U.S. government are feasible, and whether it is based on actual conditions or just a "political show".
In the face of a spreading virus and increasing cases, it is better for the U.S. government to popularize epidemic prevention knowledge and vaccinate the American people than find an excuse for "procrastination". The most important thing for the U.S. now is to distribute every dose of vaccine to those who really need them as soon as possible.