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When Will Biden Declare The COVID Crisis Over? (Hint: It Won’t Have Anything To Do With ‘Science’)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been terrible for the nation. But it has been very, very good to President Joe Biden. It won him the presidency. It opened the door to massive liberal spending plans. It is propping up his approval ratings. No wonder he continues to play up the risks, and why he’s never going to claim victory … until it serves his political purposes.

Last week, Biden was on a video chat with other world leaders to talk about the so-called climate crisis. On the call were the heads of Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Russia, and many others.

Not one of them was wearing a mask. And why would they? They are on a video call.  We are not experts on infectious disease, but one thing we do know for sure is that only computer viruses can be transmitted over the internet.

But in a screenshot circulating the web (see the image above), Biden is the only one donning a mask. Why? Biden has already been inoculated against the disease. He has repeatedly bragged about how – unlike President Donald Trump – he would heed “the science.” Biden kept promising his first order of business would be ending the pandemic.

The White House hasn’t offered an explanation. But we’d surmise that the reason is that Biden wants to instill continued fear in the public. All along he’s been a doomsayer about the disease. He continues to warn against new threats. Insists on wearing a mask anytime he’s in public.

Is there any scientific justification for this? Of course not.

Remember it was Biden who attacked the Texas and Mississippi governors when they lifted their mask mandates and reopened their economies. Biden said it was “a big mistake,” and called it “Neanderthal thinking.”

“The last thing – the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that, in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your mask,” he said.

That was on March 3.

And what has been the result of Texas and Mississippi’s “big mistake”? Take a look at the data.

On the day Biden made his cutting remark, the seven-day moving average for new cases in Texas was 24.8 per 100,000 residents. In Mississippi, it was 15.4 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker.

At the end of last week, Texas’ new case rate had dropped below 10 per 100,000. In Mississippi, it was below six.

And what about states such as Michigan, with its dictator-in-training governor? Its seven-day average of new cases spiked from 14 per 100,000 on March 4 to nearly 56 per 100,000 last week. In Delaware, which ranks as the second most restrictive state in the nation, according to Wallethub, new cases went from 27 per 100,000 to 33 over those same weeks.

CDC data show that the seven states with the most new cases over the past week are all run by leftist politicians, who have kept more restrictions in place: Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maine.

Why isn’t Biden apologizing to the Texas and Mississippi governors? Why isn’t he encouraging states to re-evaluate their restrictions? Why isn’t he setting the model of hope by ditching his mask? Not because of science.

As Ed Morrissey of Hot Air put it, Biden’s constant mask-wearing “is a complete affectation, and it’s a counterproductive affectation at that” because, Morrissey notes, it “contributes to mitigation exhaustion (and) disincentivizes vaccine uptake.”

The latter looks to be true, given that vaccination rates have plunged recently. The Centers for Disease Control reports that only 255,000 received shots on Saturday, down from 975,000 the week before, even though less than a third of the population is fully vaccinated.

So, when will Biden declare victory against COVID? Not until it serves his political interests. When he needs a lift in the polls – shortly before the 2022 midterms, for example – expect him to suddenly announce that he’s won the war against the pandemic.

The press will dutifully repeat the farce. Biden’s poll numbers will rise, and the prospects for Democratic election wins increased.

Here’s our prediction. The only science behind Biden’s COVID victory celebration will be political science – that is, the science of manipulating voters.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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15 comments

  • The I&I Editorial Board nailed it! The only science the party in power believes in is political science to guide their quest for permanent absolute power.

    The Biden mask is, however, an affectation with some cultural resonance: Masked heroes like Batman and Zorro. The “masked man” stands out from the crowd. If I was Biden’s costume designer, I would add a black cape, a red vest, a skull-topped cane, and a pair of fearsome canine fangs. What better way for a frail body to instill fear, and reinforce the executive orders and diktats in their political theater of the absurd? 😊

  • Biden did NOT “win” the election. If someone robs a bank and the media declares him a self made millionaire the next day, is he? Or is he a garden variety theif?

  • Based on pseudo-doctor Fauci’s comments while being grilled by Jim Jordan, there is no end date for the Wuhan flu. It will live as long as it’s needed for suppression of We the People. It is a tool, not a disease, as such. It’s been effective in convincing a lot of people to become hermits, recluses and passive sheep.

  • I suspect that an equally important reason for the mask is that you can’t tell what if anything is coming out of his mouth! It would be simple to record a speech in advance and handle any questions with an impersonator!

  • Will Joe Biden still be President when the 2022 Midterms are held? I’d say the odds are less than 50:50.

  • COVID didn’t make Biden President, fraud did. Some people argue that COVID enabled fraud but the targets were obvious immediately following the 2016 election and the methods were field tested in WA and MN long ago and used extensively in 2018.

  • I believe there may be a simpler explanation for the mask Biden wears so much. If you cannot see his mouth, you cannot see him babbling random nonsense while the speaker in his lapel projects a voiceover from someone using Deepfake audio technology to clone his voice. This is entirely damage control over how far Biden’s mental acuity has collapsed.

  • Sure, let’s emulate India and open up before it is safe. What could go wrong?

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has been terrible for the nation. But it has been very, very good to President Joe Biden. It WON Joe Biden the Presidency!!!
    Joe Biden did NOT win the Election he was ‘Named’ President! Donald Trump won.
    Why are Democrats not pushing for recounts to prove the Election was not stolen?
    They have Blocked avenue after avenue to prevent a Forensic Recount. They Stole it and they Know it!

  • The erratic, irrational behavior of the public figures pushing “pandemic panic porn” is causing an increasing number of Americans to cease believing anything they say…and not just about the Wuhan Virus. It started With Fauci and all his flipflops, but the loss of credibility is now penetrating throughout what we might call the “Pandemic Establishment” that seeks to keep us fearful and isolated from one another in perpetuity.

  • I wonder if the mask was because the administration had a voice actor in place to speak for Joe if he went incoherent. Or maybe they just wanted to be able to cut the audio without it being too obvious.

  • Biden will ride the COVID coattails until their next emergency is properly hyped and ready to roll out: Climate Change.

  • In the US we’re near the point where everyone who wants to be vaccinated is and everyone choosing to be an anti vax’er will remain so. The vaccine issue is close to stasis.

  • Just spit-balling here, but if the COVID PANDEMIC! continues through the midterm elections, won’t all the mail in balloting and ballot harvesting schemes still be in place?
    If there is still an emergency, why waste it on the possibility of having a free and fair election??

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