Overall Wash Post ‘reported’ Covid case number are down more than 40% …(NY Times says down 57%)
Wash Post. Hosptizations ‘reported’ cases down almost 15%…..(NY Times down 22%)
Wash Post ‘Reported’ deaths up 2% …..(NY Times 22%)
Vaccine reported’ fully around 64%….(Both papers)
Wash Post Link.…
NY Times Link…
In the end?
Dealing with problems in America is about the people we elect….
Not the experts….
And in the beginning?
The crisis leads the show no matter what….
President Trump simply was incapable of handling that doesn’t stroke his ego….
Virus don’t care and actually went after him….
His ignorance was for all to see…
The experts became to targets to a leader has boasted of running things from his (ample) ‘gut’…..
President Joe Biden inherited the worst of the Covid strains, the Delta….
The ‘grunts’ in healthcare, working with the Fed’s and yes, profit making drug companies got things down to way to treat Covid’s first two strains…
One could sat Omicron is the third act in a three deadly serious production…
While not so serious to most effected, it has caused thousand to be treated hospitals and taken lives….
Political leadership is what gets media attention and people’s feelings…
On their own…
Americans ARE seeking and back in some sort of routine…
That routine includes masks, less eating out, less travel and caution….
Joe Biden got it wrong last Spring….
July 4th did NOT bring in ‘the end of the virus’ nor did it produce a rush for virus shots….
Biden and political team are going to have to figure a way forward now…
The Fed is gonna raise interest rates….
The Economy that Biden needs desperately to pick up?
Is gonna slow…..
The ‘virus’ has already slipped from the top story in the media….
He campaigned for the job, eh?
What’s the new ‘normal’ gonna be?
And yes….This went from a virus point of view to a political one…
Biden and his top health officials have already begun hinting at an impending “new normal,” in a conscious messaging shift meant to get people comfortable with a scenario where the virus remains widespread yet at more manageable levels.
But it’s a delicate operation. The White House is wary of declaring victory too early, only to get hit with another catastrophic variant, a half-dozenadministration officials and others close to the Covid response said. Officials are also anxious that voters will be disappointed by the idea of living with an endemic virus under a president who once pledged to shut it down completely. And they realize that it will take vigilance — and billions more dollars from Congress — to prevent the nation from backsliding into crisis once again.
“We are moving toward a time when Covid doesn’t disrupt our daily lives,” said one senior administration official, who requested anonymity to discuss the internal deliberations. “But in order to get people to view the pandemic differently, they have to feel differently about the pandemic.”
There is little serious talk so far about disbanding the Covid response team, though some burnt-out aides have mused about leaving as soon as the spring. And as to what metrics will signal success against the virus, officials said they’re still figuring that out — and hope they’ll know it when they see it.
“It’s something we need to answer,” the senior administration official said. “If you talk to six doctors inside and outside the administration, you get six different answers.”….