- May 29, 2001
So here's my guess as to how the powers-that-be might be thinking (note: I am not advocating this approach, only speculating on the logic behind it): They don't want to reward poor performance as far as compliance with non-vaccine measures. The total number of those protected across the country with the available vaccine supply is the same regardless of where it is sent. That is, if you ship a million doses to Michigan or keep those million doses wherever they are, a million arms receive the doses, regardless. Rather than shortchange some states (and potentially creating future hotspots there) to send them to Michigan, you stay the course. Just my guess.