Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris in an interview with the Los Angeles Times’ Noah Bierman:
“We didn’t see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming,” she said. “We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”
The crisis of Covid-19, which has killed 800,000 Americans, 1 in 100 seniors and more people in 2021 than 2020, has certainly been worsened by the politicization of vaccines, masks and other mitigation, but the failure is bipartisan.
When we closed schools and sent everyone to work from home in March 2020, we returned to a lot of plexiglass and not much else.
In December 2021, we still don’t have national testing capabilities or easy access to rapid tests at pharmacies and grocery stores. That’s on Joe Biden, and to hear his vice president say they didn’t anticipate these variants?