New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the federal government’s vaccination distribution plan highly inefficient.
Cuomo got an update from the White House coronavirus task force and says the federal government’s plan is to give the private sector, pharmacies and providers the vaccination and pay them to administer it. “I think it’s deeply flawed," he said, because it does not give states funding for a supplemental network.
“To do schools, do mass vaccinations like we now do COVID testing ... the federal government would have to reimburse because we just can’t afford it," he said. He said it could take a year for vaccination distribution under the federal government's plan.