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COVID-19 Response Cage Match: Biden vs. Trump September 5, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.

Back on July 7, 2020, in a brief interval between lids, candidate Biden said:

Today, the trajectory of COVID-19 in America is headed in the wrong direction. In some parts of the country, the test positivity rate is climbing, hospitalizations are sky-rocketing, and testing sites are overwhelmed.

He claimed that he, and only he, had a master plan to beat COVID, and that Trump’s efforts were a “fiasco.”

So let’s compare how he and Trump have done (all data downloaded from CDC website):

Well, well, well. Despite having complete foreknowledge about the virus, despite having 400 million doses of 3 newly-developed vaccines already purchased and being distributed, despite getting to enjoy already-declining case and death rates, . . .

. . . the virus has erupted on Biden’s watch.

The Trump administration was faced with a completely new virus, against which there were no vaccines or treatments. Biden has had the advantage of all the prior experience, but now, 4 months after the appearance of the Delta variant, it has exploded, without any response by Biden and his crew. In fact, what did he just say this past Friday (9/3/2021)?

Biden said he plans to lay out steps next week for his administration to take to try to further stimulate the economy. More needs to be done to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid, he said.

Oh. Next week. No particular hurry, then.


1. Jimbro - September 5, 2021

You had me at “Cage Match”

2. Mark in nj - September 5, 2021

Sidestepping the politics of this…last time I checked, only ~50% of the US were fully vaccinated, so my plea is: everyone please get vaccinated! – the virus is the enemy

3. geoff - September 5, 2021

82% of the 65+ crowd is fully vaccinated, and 92.4% have had at least one dose. 64% of the >18 group is fully vaccinated. Seems like we’re doing pretty well with protecting the high-risk groups.

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