Friday, February 26, 2021

"he was at the same time hampering their efforts by taking away their ability to proctor the shot"


"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER was in the hot seat Thursday morning as the Legislature’s 17-member committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management grilled him over the state’s rollout of vaccines.

Baker followed familiar themes in his remarks, ticking off the state’s fairly strong metrics in administering vaccines and acknowledging a rollout that has been “lumpy and bumpy” at times. But several lawmakers hammered him on the performance of the state website used to find and reserve a booking for a vaccination. The website, which crashed repeatedly last week, held up on Thursday but still yielded a fairly unsatisfactory performance.

“It hasn’t been lumpy and bumpy,” said Sen. Eric Lesser of Longmeadow. “It’s been a failure.”

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Boston Globe coverage of Gov Baker's appearance at the hearing
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Coverage on Secretary Sudders' comments: 

And yet another pivot in the distribution plan: 
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