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Posted by: News_Desk on 12/18/2020 11:41 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/19/2020 09:57 AM
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Safe and Effective Vaccine Confidence Event

Washington, D.C.... The Vice President: Well, good morning. And thank you all for being here. I want to thank my wonderful wife, our Second Lady Karen Pence; the Surgeon General; Dr. Tony Fauci; and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who are joining us here today. I especially want to thank the fine medical team at Walter Reed Hospital that administered our vaccine today. I didn’t feel a thing. Well done. And we appreciate your service to the country.





You know, as the Christmas holiday approaches, this is always a season of hope. We gather here today, at the end of a historic week, to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way. And Karen and I were more than happy to step forward before this week was out to take the safe and effective coronavirus vaccine that we have secured and produced for the American people. It’s a truly inspiring day.

As the people of this country witnessed this past week, under Operation Warp Speed, the first coronavirus vaccine is literally being administered in states across the country to millions of Americans. And make no mistake about it: It’s a medical miracle.

The average vaccine, I’m told by our experts, usually takes between 8 and 12 years to develop and then manufacture and distribute. But we’re on track, here in the United States, to administer millions of doses to the American people in less than one year. It is a miracle indeed.

And I also believe that history will record that this week was the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic. But with cases rising across the country, with hospitalizations rising across the country, we have a ways to go. And I want to assure the American people that we’re going to continue to make sure that our healthcare providers have all the support and resources they need to meet this moment. But vigilance and the vaccine is our way through. And building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning.

Ever since I was asked by President Trump to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force, I have been inspired by the diligence and energy of our researchers in this country. Early on, the President brought some of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world together in the Cabinet Room and said that we needed medicines, we needed therapeutics, and we needed vaccines, and we needed them in record time. I watched the historic pace with which the dedicated men and women at the FDA worked. But, today, Karen and I wanted to step forward and take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners.

And thanks to Operation Warp Speed, thanks to incredible research companies, thanks to the great work at the National Institute of Health, and the great and careful work of the FDA, and the leadership of our President in Operation Warp Speed, the American people can be confident we have one and perhaps, within hours, two safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for you and for your family.

And now we’re in the process of distributing millions of doses of a safe and effective vaccine all across the country. Working closely with our nation’s governors, we’ve already seen the vaccine delivered to healthcare workers and seniors across the nation.

This week, 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been allocated. And next week, 2 million more doses will be distributed across America. And as you all know, yesterday, the FDA advisory panel recommended approval of the Moderna vaccine. And when it is approved, we expect later today, we’ll be in a position to ship 5.9 million doses of vaccines all across the country next week.

In fact, under Operation Warp Speed, we are poised to have vaccine for 20 million Americans before the end of December. It is truly a medical miracle and an inspiration to people across this country.

It is a — it’s a tribute as well to the dedication of all of those working at the federal level and the state level who have implemented this project. From early on, President Trump gave the White House Coronavirus Task Force one mission, and that was to save lives. And in the midst of one of the most challenging years in the life of this nation, I truly do believe that, despite the heartbreak and hardship that we have endured as a nation, that we’ve done just that.

Working with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force these last 10 months, we scaled testing. Now we’re doing nearly 2 million tests a day and have performed more than 200 million coronavirus tests across America. And the FDA just approved the first over-the-counter coronavirus test for at-home testing for the American people.

Working with the great team at FEMA and with the Department of Defense, we identified and distributed literally billions of medical supplies to our doctors and nurses and hospitals, and we’ll continue to ensure that all of our caregivers in this country have the resources and the support they need to continue to meet this moment.

We saw to the development of therapeutics, remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies, the good use of steroids, and other methods that have literally saved lives across the country. And as we gather here today, and as we celebrate this week, we secured a safe and effective vaccine that’s being distributed all across America.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take this moment, at the end of this challenging year, simply to say thanks to the men and women who served on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. You will hear from several of them in just a few moments. But let me give credit where credit is due.

I want to thank Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. I want to thank Dr. Robert Redfield and all the great men and women at the CDC. I want to thank Secretary Alex Azar of HHS and Seema Verma at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. And I also want to thank the great team at FEMA that has stood up the greatest national mobilization since World War Two, and Pete Gaynor, and General Sanford, and all of those that have worked to make sure that the American people and our healthcare workers have the supplies they need has made an extraordinary difference in the life of the nation. I’m also grateful for the steady hand and leadership of Dr. Ben Carson, who has been with us every step of the way.

I know I speak for every American when I say — and I speak for our President when I say: Thank you for your service in this year and in the days to come.

The truth is, the American people deserve to know that we’ve never been more prepared to combat the coronavirus than we are today. And even while we see cases rising and hospitalizations rising and heartbreaking losses, we’ll continue to marshal the resources that we have secured as a nation, including a safe and effective vaccine to meet this moment.

But that being said, it’s important that every American remember that all of us have a role to play. The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine. The day will come when we put the coronavirus in the past, but it will be a combination of all the efforts that I just described: a vaccine that is safe and effective for the American people but also the ongoing vigilance of every American.

So as we — as we reach this extraordinary and historic moment in the life of our nation, let me urge every American to continue to do your part: Put the health of your family, your neighbors, and your community first; practice good hygiene; wash your hands; practice social distancing, or wear a mask whenever it’s indicated, or whenever you’re unable to practice distance; and listen to your local authorities.

As President Trump often says, we are rounding the corner. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is the light of American innovation and creativity. It is the light of lifesaving medicines and a safe and effective vaccine.

After a year of heartbreak and hardship, the American people can be encouraged. And Karen and I hope this step today will be a source of confidence and of comfort to the American people that thanks to all the men and women who have operated under Operation Warp Speed, that we have a safe and effective vaccine and that these days of hardship and heartbreak will, in a day not too far in the distance, will be put in the past.

So with gratitude for the American ingenuity of our research companies, with gratitude for the incredible healthcare workers who have met this moment and continue to meet this moment in the life of the nation, with gratitude for all the officials at the federal and state level, and gratitude to our President for his vision with Operation Warp Speed, I’m confident that we will get through this, we will get through this together, and we will heal our land. So thank you all very much. (Applause.)


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Posted on: 2020-12-19 01:12:24   By: Anonymous
 
A firing squad is what this traitor should actually be getting, not a shot.

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    Re: /\/\ A firing squad...
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 04:18:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Go Trump 2020 and let's MAGA!

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      Re: /\/\ A firing squad...
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:27:52   By: Anonymous
       
      MAGA stands for “Make Ahole Go Away “ and he is going away very soon - Bye Bye!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 05:52:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 06:06:23   By: Anonymous
       
      I can't wait for Being Biden to be indicted for the China scandal. In fact, the whole family including Dr. Jill should have their sorry asses thrown in jail. Impeachment is coming for Sloppy Joe and I will celebrate the day that this demented, arrogant old fu*k gets what he deserves.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:16:19   By: Anonymous
         
        If President Trump doesn't appoint a special council to all of this or if the Republicans don't hold the Senate Joe and the Socialist Party of China will sweep it all under the rug. So you can bet those closest to the communist party here in America have plans for those two seats in the senate. The communist know how to cheat with the best of them, practice makes perfection

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          Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:26:49   By: Anonymous
           
          It’s fascinating how for you’ll run with imaginary corruption, while you’re blind to Trump’s actual, obvious crimes and abuse of office.

          What about Trump’s 15 million that showed up in his Chinese bank account that he tried to hide? Does that raise the same red flags for you? Why not?

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            Re: 73 Percentiles
            Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:43:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:34:53   By: Anonymous
             
            Why are you people so mean? Is this how you run every day living? So much anger is not healthy at all. Did your mom and dad cause this, no excuse.

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          Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:38:14   By: Anonymous
           
          Okay Trumpanzees. First it was all the socialists, and now its all the communists. Isn't that how Hitler started?? You people are really idiots. Send Byedon your money retards.

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      Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:36:28   By: Anonymous
       
      I'd rather watch her spreading her legs for Willie than Pence spreading his white cheex for Trump.

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      Re: your tiny, easily manipulated brain
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 09:50:10   By: Anonymous
       
      One mission, to save lives.
      315,000+ American families would say,"You Failed!"

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:20:43   By: Anonymous
 
I can't stand Pence, but I'll give him that getting publicly vaccinated was the right thing to do.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:39:15   By: Anonymous
     
    He's a great puppet

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:25:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Bye Bye bobble head suck butt Pence and the POS POTUS!!

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        Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:54:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Sniveler are you 12 years old ?...

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          Posted on: 2020-12-20 10:31:54   By: Anonymous
           


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:29:58   By: Anonymous
 
Why is this administration completely silent on the biggest cyber attack ever, that we finally discovered this week?

Russia was able to hack our nukes, and MANY other government and private systems! Google SolarWinds hack, if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Why isn’t there a peep from the White House?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:38:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Boycott Murphys!!! I want my town back

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:41:14   By: Anonymous
       
      It's too late. Your'e stuck with that tourist trap now.

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        Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:14:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Carmel North

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:33:01   By: Anonymous
     
    I was just reading about that. Did you know who was the big boss for the security for protecting this from cyber attack in the first place? Christopher Krebs, the nation’s former top cybersecurity official. He was also the guy who stated the 2020 presidential election was the most secure election ever held. You remember him, the Media all of a sudden stopped reaching out to him for interviews since this all happened under when he was our top cyber security offical. I guess Trump fired the right guy, then again he hired him. Before this gig, Christopher Krebs was a Microsoft security "expert"


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:35:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes, Krebs was fired for telling the truth about the security of the election. He wasn’t willing to keep up Trump’s lie.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:38:36   By: Anonymous
 
Can the Space Force - with a budget of $40 billion this year - fly down and feed American families?

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    Posted on: 2020-12-19 07:40:33   By: Anonymous
     
    "I didn't feel a thing" Pence stated. Isn't that what he told Trump after he was bent over the desk at the Oval Office?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:05:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:57:51   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-12-19 16:00:42   By: Anonymous
           
          That isn't what your daughter told me last night...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:51:12   By: Anonymous
 
Come on folks you have to remember, the Right had to listen to the whining and crying, Felons for the Left, for four years as they threw numerous temper tantrums daily on here. Now you on the Right have no right to do this at all. What's good for one, is not good for the other.




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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 08:59:45   By: Anonymous
     
    But I thought the left were snowflakes, and the right were tough guys.... 😂

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:24:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Noooooo, the left are criminals, felons, murderers, pedophiles etc etc etc..... you know, the majority of our guest in jails and prisons, the ones who riot, loot, burn, destroy businesses, shoot first responders in the back, cry to defund the police and then go carjacking and deal illegal drugs. Then if they don't get their way when voting go on violent protesting and destroying people's property.


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:21:21   By: Anonymous
         
        81,283,485 Americans voted for Biden. Get over it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:40:22   By: Anonymous
     
    It's become my daily laugh, gives me a smile throughout my day.

    The daily clinger here with no family, no friends, no one to enjoy life with. Waking up to live every day to come to a local community web site to state their discontent of choices and mistakes they have made in life. The very first being moving to, and continuing to live in a conservative county.

    It must really suck to be such a seething, loathing, disgruntled flatlander who was so ignorant that they moved to a strong conservative county. Attempting to gloat here daily is very telling of just how much they know they are ostracized by their community of choice.

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Re: /\/\ A firing squad...
Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:17:21   By: Anonymous
 
MAGA stands for “Make Ahole Go Away “ and he is going away very soon - Bye Bye!

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    Dump Orded End Of Cyber Security
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 10:30:06   By: Anonymous
     
    dump ordered the end of the division to combat cyber incursions.
    The $ went to the idiotic wall. How F'n lame, or was it a nod to Putin to attack America?
    With the Pentagon, NSA reports years back calling for stronger cyber attack protection why did dump close it down?
    Why did dump fire Krebs who was working on cyber security , and called the last election the most secure from cyber attacks yet?
    Something stinks to high heaven .
    Now the Russians have it all, just as Putin planned with his boy dump in the WH.

    What does it take for the dumphumpers to wake up to the truth?
    Sorry lost cultists following their mentally ill leader.
    Traitors to America.

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Democrats in bed with the Red Army
Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:04:10   By: Anonymous
 

Blackwell also said she's concerned about whether Joe Biden as president, will continue to cover for his son if the United States has issues with China, or if he will "protect US sovereignty against the Communist Party of China?"

The "new axis of evil" consists of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, added Blackburn.
Meanwhile, Blackburn discussed the news of the cyberattack on the U.S. government that has been blamed on Russia, saying that the Trump administration found out about it in weeks or months, unlike the Obama administration "where it took years" to find such intrusions.

She also questioned having Swalwell, D-Calif., on the House Intelligence Committee, including during the investigation into the cyberattacks, as he "has been compromised."

"We have to protect our nation, our secrets," she said. "We have to protect the work that we are doing, protect our men and women in uniform and our diplomatic corps."
"You've got the Chinese who are the innovators in this espionage, the Russians who are bankrolling it in Iran, and North Korea, loved to help implement a lot of evil-doing," said Blackburn. "They have not been able to get President (Donald) Trump to work with them."



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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:16:12   By: Anonymous
 
He looked almost lifelike in this video.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 11:59:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Well joe's walking dead...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 12:26:40   By: Anonymous
       
      SHUFFLE FOOT JOE...

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        Re: shuffle foot
        Posted on: 2020-12-19 12:31:33   By: Anonymous
         
        And slippery walkway Trump.

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          Blackwell? Who Dat?
          Posted on: 2020-12-19 14:18:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Who the F is Blackwell?
          Pompeo said the Russians were behind the hacking.
          When will you dumphumpers admit he is a Russian agent?
          There are none so blind as those who do not see.
          Drop the partisanship shyte, and protect America?
          Do you support America or traitor dump?
          Wake up!

          [Reply ]

            Re: Blackwell? Who Dat? Pence has no feelings.
            Posted on: 2020-12-19 15:06:40   By: Anonymous
             
            After 4 years of Trump, Pence can't feel anything.

            [Reply ]

    Re: almost life like
    Posted on: 2020-12-19 15:08:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Too bad Pence had to bring his mother along.
    Oh wait, that's his wife.

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      No Subject
      Posted on: 2020-12-19 17:56:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Pence is worthless . Trash

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      Re: almost life like
      Posted on: 2020-12-20 07:45:31   By: Anonymous
       
      We have the idiot in chief, and his vice idiot that aren't addressing the needs of US citizens.
      Russia hacks our government security systems and the WH says nothing.
      Trump is working harder on his public image because of losing the election than his constitutional duties of keeping the US safe.
      He's more worried about Latinos coming across the border than a country that has attacked us.
      His supporters can't see what's wrong with that?

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