“For the Democratic Party, Biden’s message indicates a shift away from being the party associated with strict covid mitigation measures as vaccines are widely available and proven to work against the latest variant [???]. The change comes just before the start of a midterm election year in which Democrats are expected to face an uphill struggle, and lawmakers and strategists have urged party leaders to put forth a new message on the pandemic.“
Does this mean the US government will go easy on the voting public until after next November’s elections? And only then will we get the Australia/Austria/Italy/Germany etc. treatment?
The WaPo did give a soft voice to the fact that all the carefully made plans for dealing with a pandemic have been trashed, in favor of methods designed to cement control of the population. Perhaps because Politico again showed us how CDC makes sure not to collect or share any of the data that are needed to deal with a pandemic.
Julia Raifman, an assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, said she was focused on what she said was Biden’s failure to deliver an earlier plan: the lengthy national pandemic strategy, released on the president’s first day in office, that promised to “guide America out of the worst public health crisis in a century.”
“That’s a very good plan that has everything that we need in it,” said Raifman, posting on Twitter a list of the plan’s promises, which included nationwide masking, better virus data and creating a sense of common purpose. “COVID leadership has not only not implemented it, they have directly controverted virtually every item,” she added on Twitter.