Biden gave an alarmist speech on covid to strike fear in the hearts of Americans. The people reacted with a collective yawn.
Two things are dawning on people. The first is covid here to stay. Without a vaccine, almost 400,000 Americans died with covid last year. This year, more than 400,000 have.
The second thing is people now realize the government does not know what it is doing because all their experts are medical bureaucrats running around in lab outfits. Fauci's mask on/mask off pronouncements are a series of contradictory advice.
The numbers show that masks, social distancing and vaccinations failed to stop the spread of the virus because, well, it is a virus. People have noted the precautions failed.
Christopher Tremoglie of the Washington Examiner wrote, "I was a supporter of wearing masks in public. I received both doses of the Moderna vaccine and encouraged my friends and family members to do the same. I started a community campaign to assist people in making vaccination appointments when they first became available last winter. I did everything Biden told me to do. Yesterday, I tested positive for covid 19."
Biden, Fauci, and the media oversold the vaccine.
The vaccinations are not the polio vaccine but more like a flu shot. They mitigate the damage but the shots also have bad side effects in some cases. The vaccines were intended for the old and the infirm, not for healthy young people.
They also oversold omicron.
Kaiser Health News reported, "Omicron Patients 80% Less Likely To Be Hospitalized, New Study Finds."
The study is from South Africa where the variant was first detected.
Omicron is less deadly. In the past week, the daily U.S. average for deaths with covid was 1,353.
Three months ago, the daily average was 2,046.
Likely this reflects vaccinations, which lessen covid's blow. This also could reflect a weakening of the virus.
Fanning fears of omicron comes at a huge cost.
NBC reported, "The omicron variant of the coronavirus is forcing many companies to once again change their back-to-the-office plans, upending expectations for whiplashed workers.
"According to a recent Gartner survey, 44% of companies have pushed back or altered their reopening plans because of the omicron variant.
"More than a quarter of executives, 27%, said they were delaying reopening plans or closing reopened workplaces, and 17% said they were decreasing the number of workers allowed on-site at a time."
This is no way to run a country. A free people need to roam the country freely. Cities need to bustle again. Covid is here. It's weird. Get used to it.
The covid death rate in New York, which has suffered lockdown after lockdown, remains higher than Florida where the governor banned mask and vax mandates.
Biden needs to stop being Cuomo and start being DeSantis.