The candidate of the time Joe Biden in 2020 promised at least ten times it would “stop the virus”.
But as new variants have emerged since Biden took office in January, the president has failed to stop the Chinese coronavirus. The New York Times acknowledged last week that the United States had suffered more coronavirus deaths under Biden than under former President Donald Trump, despite the availability of vaccines.
SUPERCUT: Biden has repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus”.
SPOILER ALERT: He failed.pic.twitter.com/Yhffn1GXls
– RNC research (@RNCResearch) October 15, 2021
Fears of a new variant affecting the United States prompted NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday to criticize Biden for campaigning to “tame” the virus while “prematurely declaring independence” from the virus in July.
“At the end of the day, it’s also a political issue,” Chuck noted. “President Biden ran to tame the pandemic. And he prematurely declared his independence from the virus in July “:
On Friday, the world woke up to a new variant, dubbed the “Biden variant”, which came from South Africa. The variant has so far reached at least two other continents, Australia and Europe.
“The two passengers were among fourteen people from Southern Africa who arrived on Qatar Airways QR908, from Doha to Sydney, arriving around 7 p.m. on Saturday 27 November,” the NSW Department of Health said on Sunday. .
In Europe, the variant was found in England, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Belgium. As a result, Israel and Thailand have already instituted restrictions on coronaviruses, such as banning the entry of foreigners for two weeks.
In the United States, meanwhile, Biden on Friday restricted travel from African nations. “As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional restrictions on air travel from South Africa and seven other countries,” the Biden statement read.
Biden’s travel restrictions are at odds with his previous view that former President Trump’s travel restrictions in 2020 were racist and xenophobic.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science – not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia and fear-mongering. He is the worst person possible to lead our country through a global health emergency.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
Travel restrictions may not be the only measure used to tackle the latest strain of the virus. Dr Anthony Fauci told Chuck Todd on Sunday that “everything is on the table”.
In a second appearance on Sunday, Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos it was too early to determine whether Biden should issue more blocks and warrants. “It is really too early to tell,” Fauci replied to Stephanopoulos as to whether other blockages and warrants were on the horizon.
Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @ WendellHusebø