President Joe Biden said on Friday that “we have made significant progress on every front” of the six-part plan for ending the pandemic he unveiled two weeks earlier. Add that to his rapidly growing pile of lies about everything from the border to his Afghan withdrawal.
In reality, his great speech of September 9 is exposed as an offering of smoke and mirrors for see as a leader like Delta sowed fear across the country – and to change the subject of US and Afghan allies, he gave up. The Biden team didn’t even begin to implement the few parts of their so-called plan that were more than sound bites.
On vaccinations, Biden’s reprimand conference did no good: two weeks later, Americans are being bitten at the slowest rate since mid-July. The first shots were on average only 272,000 per week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Biden’s big idea was to shoot 80 million private sector workers with an emergency order from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA hasn’t issued anything so far – and if an order ever does come, it’s sure to be stuck in court for months.
He also promised “easy access to booster injections for all,” from September 20. He boasted that “the country’s top health officials,” including CDC director Rochelle Walensky and Food and Drug Administration commissioner Janet Woodcock, had a recall plan “to keep an eye on. ahead of the virus.
Did he even speak to these two beforehand? A week later, the FDA decreases recommend boosters before the meeting of its external panel. This panel ended up recommending boosters only for those over 65, as well as for people with certain underlying conditions and some frontline workers, and approved by the FDA. A CDC panel then recommended them only for the elderly and those with underlying conditions, but Walensky canceled the panel and included frontline workers.
The general public is completely shut out, which Biden says would be able to get them now.
No more tampering: Biden said he’s demanding teachers and staff and some contractors in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs get bitten. However, the real order does not start until January.
The prez also pledged to “increase the average weekly rate of free monoclonal antibody treatment shipments to states.” Instead, he started rationing life-saving treatments.
It was not a serious strategy; this White House never had one – even though COVID was the central issue the nation faced when Biden took over. He clearly believed he could just hand out his predecessor’s vaccines and take all the credit.
Time and time again this president pretends to lead but delivers nothing but a cynical fallacy.