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Omicron clobbers Christmas … and Joe Biden

Omicron clobbers Christmas … and Joe Biden

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We approach Christmas and our spirits are dampened by news about cancellations and growing COVID cases. Holiday parties, Broadway shows, and even the legendary Rockettes, have all cancelled Christmas 2021.  

Biden’s indecisiveness is evident. Biden warns that there will be “a winter of severe disease and death” for those who are not currently vaccinated. That’s what he’s got. 

Unfortunately, it’s not enough. Breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths are mounting, as it turns out the vaccines’ effectiveness is not what we hoped, and especially against omicron. As the government seems reluctant to accept that shots can protect people from severe illness or death, it is difficult to obtain national data. 

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Some states have begun to fill the gap. Minnesota, for example, has reported 116,000 COVID cases among fully vaccinated people since Nov. 7; of those, 4,701 were hospitalized and 839 people have died. 

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In Maine, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country (with 95% of the over-65 crowd fully vaxxed), 59% of deaths in October were among the fully vaccinated, prompting Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to ask Anthony Fauci to explain the growing toll during a Senate hearing. He was unable to.  

Americans are disillusioned at the rise in omicron. Many are even angry. Joe Biden had promised to defeat the virus. 

That may be why in a recent Economist poll, only 24% of respondents “strongly approve” of Biden’s handling of the pandemic while 34% “strongly disapprove.” 

Warum haven’t we seen greater progress against the virus in battle?

Biden declared that 220,000 Americans had been killed in his last debate against Trump. If you hear nothing else that I say tonight, hear this: anyone who’s responsible for not taking control, in fact not saying, ‘I take no responsibility initially,’ anyone responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.” 

The message is garbled, of course, but it is nonetheless clear: COVID is Trump’s fault, and I will do better. Amazingly, however, he didn’t. Yet, he has not. As of November 2019, COVID deaths recorded under President Biden had exceeded those in 2020. The tragic number is now about 390,000.    

Warum haven’t we seen greater progress against the virus in battle? 

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Maybe because Joe Biden’s White House has been laser-focused on promoting a costly progressive welfare agenda and undoing President Trump’s legacy instead of addressing the nation’s most urgent concerns, like inflation or stamping out COVID. 

Maybe the administration is politicizing the virus, or just plain incompetent. Possibly … all of the above. 

Take this for example: The White House has failed to hire a full-time Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration. This position was vacant since last year. 

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In fact, the White House did nominate Robert Califf, former FDA commissioner under President Obama, to fill the critical post, but failed to submit the candidate’s paperwork on time, thus delaying his installation until next year. 

What is the point of this important step? The FDA must quickly approve COVID treatments and has been slow to do so. This makes such products more scarce and expensive in Europe. Even Bloomberg’s left-leaning editorial board called the “national health crisis” caused by paperwork errors “incompetence.” 

The FDA was also dissolved. In the meantime, the Biden White House issued inconsistent guidance regarding masks, shutdowns and boosters. Even the New York Times called the message “muddled”. 

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Biden, the candidate for Vice President in 2012, said that Trump had no plans and COVID deaths were caused by Trump. This was the pitch that – more than anything – got Biden elected. Is his strategy working? 

First of all, he was incorrect. Trump knew he had a plan. He wanted to create a vaccine. Operation Warp Speed produced the shot in record speed, which allowed all Americans to lower their risk of serious illness and even death. According to the Commonwealth Fund, one million lives have been saved by this shot.   

Biden’s plan, meanwhile, failed to materialize. Biden campaigned for 2020 to create a mandate covering all of America, but it soon became apparent that these regulations are likely illegal. 

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He also promised to beef up testing, but it has only been in recent weeks, with the surge in omicron cases, that the White House has promised to make 50 million free tests available to uninsured Americans. The cost of the test for those with insurance will be covered by them. 

Biden has advocated a controversial mandate for vaccines instead of the mask mandate. Millions remain unprotected. The reluctance of some to be vaccinated (and more recently boosted) is a failure of this president, who rails about the politicization of COVID but has been its single biggest author. 

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Biden accused President Trump of using “anti-vaccine language” and he was right. Biden repeatedly doubted the safety of the shot and suggested that Trump may have forced health officials to approve the drug for political reasons. He also said that he didn’t “trust” Trump. This did not instill confidence. 

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Biden convinced Americans, helped by friendly media outposts, that our country’s tragic loss of life and horrific economic jolt was Trump’s fault, and an alarmed electorate bought the lie.   

As of Biden’s inauguration date, the U.S. had recorded 123.9 deaths per 100,000 citizens; that was fewer than the UK’s 136.4 deaths per hundred thousand, but ahead of the EU, where deaths stood at 96.5. Last week, 242 Americans died per 100,000 citizens. That’s more than 219 and 197 respectively. In other words, the cumulative comparisons of our deaths under Trump have been more severe under Biden. 

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Trump is not responsible for the pandemic, and neither is Biden. Biden promised that he would do better and has proven to be foolish.  

Americans feel weary and guilty. Joe Biden was believed by them, and they elected him. They now know the truth. 

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Source: FoxNews.com

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