USPS Aims For 2029 Vaccine Delivery


Anchor: The Postal Service stands ready to help, several years from now. This is WBS News Radio, and it’s 5:18. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced a commitment Monday by the United States Postal Service to deliver millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines to distribution centers no earlier than 2029.

DeJoy: We at the United States Postal Service are confident we will not be able to have the millions of vaccine doses so desperately needed delivered anytime prior to 2029, 2032 if we’re lucky.

Anchor: DeJoy said he couldn’t take full credit for the postal service slowdowns currently plaguing the country, but did admit he hoped the cost-cutting measures he’s implemented have had some impact.

DeJoy: Banning overtime, cutting delivery hours and dismantling hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines are just some of the out-of-the-box solutions we have undertaken to ensure the post office is out of business within the next decade. In fact, if we play our cards right, there won’t even be a post office to speak of when the promised time arrives to deliver the vaccines in question. With continued delays and the American people’s help in choosing other, private shipping companies, I’m confident we can achieve this goal.

Anchor: DeJoy went on to say that it has been the honor of his lifetime to ensure the financial health of FedEx and UPS. This is WBS News Radio.