When President Biden officially began his term, he stated that defeating COVID-19 and “building [America] back better” would be his priorities. Thus far, Biden has yet to achieve either of these goals.
The White House is quickly to tout the stats on how many Americans have gotten the coronavirus vaccine since Biden’s presidency. What the White House won’t admit, however, is the reality that current COVID-19 vaccine developments are offshoots of the Trump administration’s work. Trump’s endeavors on Operation Warp Speed are what allows Biden to have bragging rights today.
On another note, Biden is not “building [America] back better”; in fact, this president is actually stifling economic recovery via high tax proposals and unnecessary unemployment benefits.
Amid all this chaos, the White House is continuing to feed Americans mixed messages regarding the nation’s recovery from coronavirus, confirms Newsmax.
The White House on America’s Recovery from COVID-19
Jeff Zients, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House, spoke with CNN on Sunday about the country’s bounce-back from the infamous virus.
Zients explained that the United States is “turning the corner” as it pertains to getting beyond this virus. For now, though, the greatest priorities of the White House are increasing vaccination levels to combat coronavirus variants and cracking down on what the health community dubs as “vaccine hesitancy.”
"The CDC guidance across time will allow vaccinated people more and more privileges to take off that mask," Zients adds.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 9, 2021
However, feedback from Dr. Anthony Fauci at least somewhat clashes with Zients’ assertions of America recovering from COVID-19. On Sunday, Fauci also spoke with the media; during his time on air, Fauci made sure to allege that “seasonal” wearing of face masks could become a U.S. trend.
Fauci has also remained iffy on giving a deadline for when the country will be fully past this virus. Somehow, there’s always a new “variant” or some other excuse that Fauci finds to further shift the projected timeframes and goalposts.
Handing it Over to the States
The White House is infamous for inconsistent messaging as it pertains to this virus. President Biden demands Americans “follow the science”; yet, he remains in constant breach of CDC guidelines stating that vaccinated folks don’t need to wear masks around other vaccinated folks in minimal groups.
Twice, @jaketapper asks, "With everybody in that room vaccinated, why does [Biden] need to wear a mask?"
Twice, White House COVID coordinator Jeff Zients doesn't answer. He says "we're going to rely on science" but doesn't explain why science, in that situation, warrants a mask.
— Will Saletan (@saletan) May 9, 2021
At this point, states are largely determining how they’re going to deal with coronavirus from here on out. Michigan, for instance, is taking very different measures than states like Florida and Wyoming.
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