The Hypocrisy of Biden’s New “Blame the Unvaccinated” Strategy

Source: In These Times
by Sarah Lazare

“In recent weeks, President Biden has largely abandoned social programs, like expanded unemployment insurance and the child tax credit, aimed at helping people weather the pandemic, and has vowed to avoid public safety measures, like temporary stay-at-home directives during Covid surges, that defined earlier periods of the crisis. Instead, he is turning towards vaccines as his key strategy for fighting the virus, alongside urging Americans to wear a mask and pledging to unroll test reimbursement programs (while telling people to use Google to figure out where to take a test). This approach appears rooted in a belief that the spread of the Omicron variant is inevitable, a turn evidenced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declining to recommend higher quality masks, like N95s, and cutting its 10-day isolation guidance in half as Omicron swept across the United States in early January.” (01/12/22)