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The Goalposts

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Robert Ariail)

In other news, the Manhattan district attorney has now explicitly said Trump's businesses could be investigated for tax and insurance fraud, among other things.

Meanwhile, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has raised $16 million to pay off the court fines and fees for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote.

Finally, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says global distribution of a coronavirus vaccine will require infrastructure capacity that doesn't exist yet and they're warning governments to start preparing now.

Calling it the “largest single transport challenge ever,” the air transport body called on governments to start preparing for the large-scale delivery of a Covid-19 vaccine.

“The potential size of the delivery is enormous. Just providing a single dose to 7.8 billion people would fill 8,000 (Boeing) 747 cargo aircraft,” IATA said Wednesday. The world’s population is estimated to have hit 7.8 billion in March this year. [...]

The transportation of vaccines is not simple; they have to be handled and transported in line with international regulatory requirements, at controlled temperatures and without delay to ensure the quality of the product, IATA noted.

“While there are still many unknowns (number of doses, temperature sensitivities, manufacturing locations, etc.), it is clear that the scale of activity will be vast, that cold chain facilities will be required and that delivery to every corner of the planet will be needed.”

I'm sure the rest of the world will take this seriously, but us? Not a chance; not unless we elect Joe Biden in November. The Trump regime cut back on global aid even during better times.

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  • “Meanwhile, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has raised $16 million to pay off the court fines and fees for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote.”

    I’ve been calling for someone to do this for months! Good on Bloomberg.

    • muselet

      Michael Bloomberg’s effort presupposes the state of Florida knows—and, far more importantly, will tell anyone—how much those 32,000 people owe.

      Still, applause.

      –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    So basically worldwide delivery of the vaccine will require the real-time coordination of Operation Overlord and the long-term management of the Marshal Plan. And we have an incompetent’s incompetent in the White House.
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/ScWF7tDzEysOA/giphy.gif

    • muselet

      Or, as tengrain puts it, “We’re eff’ed in the dark.”

      –alopecia

    • katanahamon

      The best part of this Buffy clip is the kids saying..”Again?!?”