Hollywood Could Help Heal the Nation If Operation Warp Speed ​​Is Supported – Deadline

Show business can be a great unifying force in a divided nation. Even the oracular Dr Fauci picked up on it this week when he said theaters were due to be open by this fall.

There was an “if” to his prediction: For that to happen, the famous, inert Operation Warp Speed ​​must show signs of life which, unless Tom Cruise yells into a megaphone, does. It is symptomatic of the nation’s problems that even vaccinations have proven to be a divisor, not a unifier.

More on that later, but meanwhile, Hollywood strives for unity in recreating the kind of old shows that brought people together. At 98, Norman Lear re-pitch All in the family (Would the Proud Boys be adopted by a Jean Stapleton?) A semi-geriatric Gender and city is hatched by HBO Max.

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But many efforts to revive show business have met with frustration. The $ 15 billion Save Our Stages program can provide a lifeline for small venues but not large ones. Symbolically, the decision by some public health officials to use Eventbrite to reserve photos hasn’t worked as well as it did for rock concerts.

Those who have been in a vaccination line have found the line itself to be a good theater – a mix of medical workers with skills in the midst of a confused geriatrics who cannot understand the system. On some sites, everyone has a chance; not so to others. Lately, much of the vaccine is being taken from the reserve initially set aside for the second injection, but as few have shown up, this is being rethought. And Costco customers are waiting to see if they’ll need to get four at the same time.

Confusion is rife, even among “experts” such as members of this new fraternity of television “Covid advisers”. They and their crews were tested so many times that their nostrils became dysfunctional. Los Angeles County officials confused the issue again by questioning the accuracy of the healing oral swab, which gave too many false negatives.

There have been intriguing suggestions from the medical community on how to improve vaccine deployment. One proposal is to speed up the vaccination of healthcare workers and then organize a lottery. “It’s the worst system – except for all the others,” said Dr. Robert M. Wachter of the University of California.

Another proposal: skip the selection process and target “hot spots” where infections are out of control. Most importantly, stop wasting your efforts to pressure those who are reluctant to accept the vaccine. With 40% of the population refusing to roll up their sleeves, the whole program will fall apart if we are blocked by their intransigence.

Some medical experts suggest an even more radical idea: to turn the entire program over to the Department of Motor Vehicles – an organization that invented the art of dysfunction and therefore can feel comfortable with it.

The entire Warp Speed ​​program has become so slow that growing corruption is invading the process, experts say. the Washington post This week reported investigations in some states where nursing home companies were diverting vaccines to wealthy “donors” – those who suddenly decided to help help the elderly in exchange for instant vaccines.

Amidst all of this, the only point of consensus is that the current programs are “a parody” in the words of President-elect Joe Biden. The initial alarm on the lack of supply has now turned into an alarm on the distribution. “There has to be some sort of online system where you sign up and notify yourself when it’s time for you to get your vaccine,” suggests Dr. Pinar Keskinovak of Georgia Tech.

The whole problem is the product of Trump’s dismay, experts say. His regime set out his primary scenario in delivering vaccines to states, each of which would develop their own plan. The federal role would then be to approve the plans and underfund them.

The result: The deployment succeeded in achieving the one goal it least wanted – it further divided a divided nation. So it’s up to Hollywood to find ways to bring him closer.

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