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It seems as though Joe Biden has thrown in the towel on the virus fight, despite campaigning on a plan to stop it.
According to Fox News:
President Biden has drawn backlash for providing a pessimistic view of his administration’s ability to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the near future.
Biden’s campaign featured harsh criticisms of former President Trump’s approach to COVID-19, and in his first speech as president-elect he said his administration’s work “begins with getting COVID under control.” On Friday, however, he indicated that the trajectory of the pandemic can’t be changed in the coming months, no matter what Americans do.
“If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on, because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden said.
“Haven’t we been told for months that restrictions and mandates were necessary to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months?” former Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, a libertarian, tweeted.
The Admin said wearing face masks could help change the trajectory.