Around the nation, the omicron variant of COVID-19 is making things rather difficult for a great many Americans. Businesses large and small are being forced to close their doors, airlines are cancelling flights by the thousands, and a number of New Year’s Eve celebrations are getting the axe.
This, all while the Biden administration continues to suggest that the responsibility lies with state governments while simultaneously reprioritizing the federal response to match that sentiment.
The shift has now forced an unforgivable collapse of the national COVID-testing system.
Americans across the nation have been waiting for hours in lines to take COVID-19 tests after the Christmas holiday as cases surge and rapid tests disappear from store shelves.
President Biden alluded to the alarmingly long lines this week but said his administration couldn’t have seen the COVID-19 surge coming.
“Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do, and we’re doing it,” Biden said on a call with governors. “But it’s not enough. It’s clearly not enough. If I had — we had known, we would have gone harder, quicker if we could have.”
It appeared as though the President was speaking out of both sides of his mouth.
In the same speech, Biden told the nation’s governors that there is “no federal solution” to the pandemic.
“There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level,” Biden said.
Experts were lashing out:
Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general in the Trump administration, said that the need for more testing should have been anticipated, citing a report last week that the Biden Administration rejected a proposal in October to ramp up testing ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“It comes down to a lack of federal prioritization. There’s no other way to put it… It’s frustrating when you hear President Biden and Vice President Harris say on the record, ‘We didn’t see this coming. No one could have seen this coming,’” Adams told Fox News Digital.
“Well, we always knew that in the holiday season, you’re going to see a surge. We always knew that delta, after it hit India and the UK, was going to come hit us. So this reflects a failure of the administration to really take this seriously and to prioritize the virus the way they told us they would.”
Given the ridiculous sinking of Biden’s approval numbers over the course of his first year in office, one has to wonder if this catastrophic blunder has now rendered him completely unelectable in 2024?