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Biden’s Trail of COVID Lies

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Claire Brighn

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There is no shortage of issues on which President Biden has failed spectacularly in his first year in office. But on the issue of COVID-19, that failure has come amid a rash of broken promises, lies, and duplicity that is particularly shocking, even for a career politician. Here are seven major promises Biden made and broke as it relates to his COVID response.

  1. “I will shut down the virus” October 29, 2020

This was the central promise of Joe Biden’s campaign – that with him in office, he would “shut down the virus, not the economy.” His contention, of course, was that it was the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic that caused it to get out of hand.

Fast forward a little over a year, and more Americans died of COVID in 2021 than 2020—and that’s with the vaccines, therapeutics, and testing infrastructure put in place by the Trump administration. The country now sometimes sees more than 1 million new cases a day, more than four times greater than the daily totals seen at the peak of the first surge in 2020. This does not bode well for Biden, who himself argued that the president is at fault for death and case numbers, saying back on the campaign trail that “200,000 plus have died. 50,000 a day are getting the virus. 1,000 thereabouts are dying…The president should take responsibility.”

Now, however, Biden is striking a different tune, insisting that “there is no federal solution.” But Biden’s defeatist attitude is in many ways in perfect keeping with his administration’s failure to anticipate future variants, innovate, and ramp up production of therapeutics to meet supply demands.

In fact, as cases surge, it’s recently been reported that lifesaving treatments like monoclonal antibodies are now being rationed due to limited supply. Paxlovid, an antiviral pill the FDA authorized two weeks ago, is also being depleted at alarming rates. Had Biden not focused singularly on sweeping mandates but instead followed a dynamic, multi-pronged approach, like the one led by former President Trump, things might be different now.

2. “This winter, you’ll be able to test for free in the comfort of your home and have some peace of mind.” – December 2, 2021.

Nearly one year before made Biden made this promise, he took a swipe at Trump over-testing: “After ten months of the pandemic, we still don’t have enough testing. It’s a travesty.” Ron Klain, Biden’s White House Chief of Staff, also said before taking office that “[Trump] said testing was a state problem…That’s not going to get it done. We need a national approach.”

Now, even Senate Democrats are pressing the Biden administration about the testing shortage gripping the nation. Not only are take-home tests increasingly hard to find, but even designated testing centers are running low amid the Omicron surge.

Biden’s testing failure is made even more egregious by the fact that it has since been reported that he had the opportunity to accept but ultimately rejected a proposal in the fall to ramp up manufacturing capacity for 732 million at-home tests per month. Moreover, as test prices rise elsewhere, it is not true that all at-home rapid tests would be “free,” like Biden said.

To top it all off, the White House’s promised testing website is still not up, and the contract to order more tests is not finalized. After talking a big game throughout the 2020 campaign and in the final months of 2021, many Americans may now rightly be left wondering if the Biden administration is doing anything on testing.

 3. “I don’t think [vaccine mandates] should be mandatory.” – December 4, 2020.

Biden broke his promise on vaccine mandates when he announced just such a mandate in September that would affect more than 100 million Americans. Although the Supreme Court recently struck down the administration’s mandate for private companies with more than 100 workers, it allowed the mandate for healthcare workers to stand.

Now, as hospitalizations spike, there are widespread medical staffing shortages, largely due to terminations or resignations over the mandate. As many COVID patients are now being turned away, it’s worth revisiting the warning of American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack back in September after Biden announced his mandate: “As a practical matter, this policy may result in exacerbating the severe workforce shortage problems that currently exist.”

The Trump administration also warned that across-the-board shutdowns, mandates, and restrictions would “inflict more harm on the American people and United States economy than they would prevent.” 

4. “I’m not going to shut down the economy. I’m not going to shut down the country” – October 29, 2020

There are myriad reasons for the struggling economy – inflation and Biden’s war on American energy, just to name a couple. But one cause that can’t be ignored is the Biden administration’s COVID policies that have directly and predictably hampered the country’s economic recovery.

For example, in a House Committee hearing back in November 2021, Isabella Guzman, Biden’s Administrator for the Small Business Administration, admitted before a House Committee that her agency had not conducted any sort of financial impact study on how the vaccine mandate would affect small businesses. Someone else did the math for them: the mandate puts 45 million jobs at risk and would require businesses to spend at least $1.29 billion in compliance costs.

The Biden administration has also sought to continue indefinitely the expanded unemployment benefits and government handouts implemented during the worst of the shutdowns, a direct disincentive for people to return to work. The results of these policies have been devastating. The U.S. economy added just 199,000 jobs in December—less than half of what economists predicted, making it the worst jobs report of the year.

5. “I promise you this: A Biden Administration will listen to scientists and heed their advice – not silence them.” May 21, 2020

From day one, the Biden administration has done the exact opposite of listening to the experts – or, when they have listened, it hasn’t been to “experts” on the pandemic.

Take, for example, the issue of masks in schools. At a town hall back in July, Biden said that children under 12 must wear masks in school even though there is little evidence to back this up – contrary to his promise for “evidence-based” guidance. The move appeared to be motivated by a desire to appease powerful teachers’ unions – Biden CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has even admitted to changing guidance to ensure teachers unions have “what they need” to move forward.

Biden then pushed access to a booster shot, despite opposition and even anger from many doctors and epidemiologists. The CDC even overrode the FDA advisory committee that voted 16-2 against boosters. The move appeared to be in response to mounting political pressure as cases continued to rise.

As mentioned above, Biden also didn’t listen to hospital directors who said that vaccine mandates would worsen staffing shortages. In short, it increasingly appears as if there might be a caveat to Biden’s promise – he will follow the science, as long as it doesn’t endanger him politically.

6. I would insist China allow our scientists in to make a hard determination of how it started, where it’s from, how far along it is.” – February 26, 2020

A series of decisions prevented this from happening. One was to resume funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) after Trump had cut it off—even though China has significant power and influence over the WHO, using it to advance their interests and block foreign access to information. Biden didn’t even get any concessions from the WHO when he reentered. And when Biden later ordered an intelligence report on the origins of coronavirus, it was no surprise his administration came back saying China has “not been transparent.” Biden didn’t do much about it, telling a reporter, “I have not had a conversation with President Xi.” When he received the inconclusive intelligence report later in August, his response was only to “press the PRC to fully share information and to cooperate with the World Health Organization’s Phase II evidence-based, expert-led determination into the origins of COVID-19 – including by providing access to all relevant data and evidence” – a recycled solution which will, for obvious reasons, likely never get to the bottom of COVID origins.

Biden also made clear that he had no interest in holding China accountable when he retained Dr. Fauci as his spokesman for the pandemic response. In July 2021, over a year after the coronavirus arrived at American shores, Judicial Watch released a trove of Fauci’s emails – 301 pages – showing he wasn’t square with President Trump or the American people at the outset of the virus about his dealings with an NIH-funded lab in Wuhan, China that was performing gain-of-function tests at the time. After his emails were released and Fauci came under fire, Jen Psaki, Biden’s Press Secretary, doubled down and maintained that he was an “undeniable asset” to the Biden Administration.

7. “I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask. Not forever”December 3, 2020

In May 2021, Biden finally announced that if “you’re fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.” But now mask mandates have returned and have no end in sight, with Biden extending them for travelers into at least March of 2022, and Dr. Fauci, asked when vaccinated Americans can go maskless indoors, saying it’s “tough to predict that.”

Biden’s mask madness is made even worse by the blatant hypocrisy and at times absurdity of elected Democrats over the issue. Almost a year ago, for example, on the very day Biden signed an executive order requiring masks on federal property, he was seen maskless on federal property. Months later, he then bizarrely wore a face mask outdoors… to announce face masks were no longer required outdoors.

In short, COVID deception and dishonesty has reigned supreme under the Biden administration. Understandably, Americans are none too pleased to be the playthings of Biden’s arbitrary rules and control, and as much is reflected in the president’s dismal poll numbers. While voters may have to wait a few years to show Biden directly just how strongly they feel about his COVID failures, this fall, they will have an opportunity to make their thoughts clear to his colleagues in Congress.

Claire Brighn is the pen name of a conservative researcher and writer with previous domestic and foreign policy experience in the Executive Branch.

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Dan W.
Dan W.
2 years ago

He is quite the liar, isn’t he ?

A bit feeble minded too so likely he won’t be able to accomplish much during the rest of his presidency.

DonS
DonS
2 years ago

Biden and Xi have entered into partnership producing and selling the “Fortune Cookies” corporation: “Our cookies contain the Gospel Truth!”

Jeb_sc@hotmail.com
2 years ago

A real example of a LIAR lying about his lies

Rob
Rob
2 years ago

Can someone tell us an instance when Brandon purposely told the truth?

Leonard
Leonard
2 years ago

the public should know that China has the Biden Fam. In their pocket.nothing ever happened with his son or Biden no investigation. China unleashed this virus on the world they should be held accountable for millions of deaths. Please don’t buy anything made in China hit them in the pocket book. L

James Thompson
James Thompson
2 years ago

Only two weeks, just to flatten the curve.
And Epstein didn’t kill himself.

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

Your recap is accurate, but it misses the point. Biden and the Democrats are not interested in imparting the truth to the American public, they are only interested in keeping us frightened of impending disaster. That gives them an excuse for all of their past lies while keeping us more willing to comply with reasons to bend to their will in the future. For example, the reason we need to support the Voting Rights Act is because it solves all the problems Covid caused in the last presidential election. Except it doesn’t. It encourages cheating and destroys our government as we now know it.

DBM
DBM
2 years ago

It’s all about politics. What he has done with all the COVID back and forth, is make the country tend to forget about the border and Afghanistan.

Backwoods
Backwoods
2 years ago

Biden administration= FAILURE FBI, CIA, IRS, CDC, NIH, WHO conspirators of FAILURE. MSM= LYERS Medical Industry and Doctors Traitors to public health.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

According to Biden, we can produce 732 million testing kits a month. With a EStamated Census Pop. count of333million people ,why do we need all those xtra kits. ?? Can anyone explain that. ??? Kyle L>

ruger
ruger
2 years ago

I saw a post today that a fellow got tested after thinking he had the symptoms of covid. He didn’t have covid. He still felt bad and the symptoms remained, Got tested again, negative results, Turned out he has a cold. I have had a cold for a couple of days now. Didn’t get tested, turns out, its a cold and doctored myself. Oh, getting better already.

Thomas LaBelle
Thomas LaBelle
2 years ago

Biden is nothing but a lier and puppet

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Everyone in the Biden administration is incompetent and a liar. Hard to believe that we have allowed this group to remain in office for the entire year and let them literally destroy our country. We may never recover from this. Civil war?

Jeff Noncent
Jeff Noncent
2 years ago

Let me say this first and foremost Nancy Pelosi was trying to impeach Donald Trump when COVID19 begin and I blame the Democratic party for this, second Joe Biden and kamala Harris are demon posses therefore the Devil is running this country with the help of the Democratic party, third the Republicans are playing the same boat with the Democratic party.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Liars,cheats and thieves, , that’s the marxist democrats and joebama.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Been lying since 1-20-21

Barry Lowell Fate
Barry Lowell Fate
2 years ago

The whole problem with the pandemic RIGHT FROM THE START is that everyone has LIED!!!

Faucci, Birks, the CDC, the WHO, who can ever believe anything anyone would say, and then “Along Came Joe” – who can’t find his way back home let alone know where he’s at or what he’s saying. The liberals don’t care about the citizenry, just find a crisis and take advantage of it, and whoever is the talking head for the time being. They want to instill fear so that Americans will be complacent little children and obey.

They have done so much damage to this country through the handling of the pandemic since Biden took office, and I just hope that come this November they will get their comeuppance.

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
2 years ago

Virtually everything we have been told about Covid and everything having to do with Covid (including and especially the nonvaccine “vaccines”) has been a lie from Day One. This was not by chance but by design, as the entire Covid matter is a scam and was very carefully planned. As for the “vaccines,” aside from the fact that they do not work, they have nothing to do with safety or public health or there would not be mass group exemptions for Postal Workers, Courts and their employees, Congress and their employees, illegals, and so forth. This has been the biggest scam ever perpetrated on humanity.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

Don’t forget the MILLIONS of ILLEGAL ALIENS that BROUGHT in MORE VIRUSES and DISEASES with TERRORIST and CRIMINALS that DICTATOR Beijing biden let in the United States ILLEGALLY putting ILLEGAL ALIENS on Planes shipping them all over the United States.
Neither DICTATOR Beijing biden nor COMMUNIST harris have still NOT gone to Southern Border to this day.
Bottom line: DICTATOR Beijing biden and COMMUNIST harris only care about ILL GOTTEN Power NOT the United States of America and AMERICAN CITIZENS.
We didn’t have these problems under PRESIDENT TRUMP.

J C
J C
2 years ago

Hey Lyin Biden.. FJB.. I truly Hope that you give up the ghost when you choke on Your Lies..

FedUp
FedUp
2 years ago

This article is no big surprise and contains no great revelations.
Anyone paying attention knows that everything this idiot said on the campaign trail was an outright lie, just like the left has been doing for the past 40-50 years. Their modus operandi is “say anything or do anything to achieve the objective”.

Boz
Boz
2 years ago

F.U. Brandon!

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

Power and money…..power and money…..power and money….power and money….or said another way, power and money. Message received.

Ed G
Ed G
2 years ago

Biden sucks.

R.J. from Arizona
R.J. from Arizona
2 years ago

Hey biden people and Biden voters. Don’t cry, you are getting what you deserve.

Jeanine
Jeanine
2 years ago

The comment “I will shut down the virus” is was when ALL people should have realized that Badin is only a fool. It is virtually impossible for any human to “shut down” a virus; and even with the claimed or assumed help of the most astute biomedical scientists in the world, that is a markedly audacious claim. That single comment alone should have alerted people of even an average intelligence. Viruses in and of themselves are very diverse and itinerant, almost impossible to determine their prevalent structure. For a politician to claim that he will “shut down” a virus is absurd.

terg
terg
2 years ago

The article should have mentioned there are medicines that cure Covid like Ivermectin. I hope readers know about Dr. Zelenko and Dr. Peter McCullough and their Covid protocols. Frontline Doctors will also treat you.

Bob Olden
Bob Olden
2 years ago

Whether due to incompetent bungling or nefarious conspiracy, the Covid craziness has shown us that we are not in control of our government and we have no reliable assurance of protection from disease or death. An untold number or those “vaccinated” have suffered a wide spectrum of severe side effects and even death.
Isn’t it time we realize that we need God, not government, to save us? The best thing for America would be a genuine return to God—putting God back into His rightful place in our society: especially in our homes and families and our individual lives. If that happens, the pandemic will have been a blessing in disguise.

Patrick Langley
Patrick Langley
2 years ago

There are so many things to say about these items. But, the most important thing is that the Chinese told us very early on that the Americans caused it! They did not tell the whole story though. They have to save face! Doing the type of research they were doing in Wuhan was illegal to do in the US. But China did not outlaw it. I think they were as involved as the US in the release of this virus. Chinese people and scientists actually let it loose. But the US and China allowed it to happen. The gain of function research should not have been going on anyways. Fauci and the other contributors to the Wuhan lab should go to prison, if not executed for crimes against humanity!

Patrick Langley
Patrick Langley
2 years ago

Another thing. My twin brother, a doctor, was not vaccinated and caught covid. The hospital treated him with Remdesivir, a known deadly alternative, They would not treat with Ivermectin or monoclonal antibodies. He died of Covid pneumonia while negative for covid and almost weaned of his oxygen. I do not see how these people can live with themselves being responsible for so many people’s deaths because they refused to treat them correctly. And the ones really behind it, a government trying to cover up all of their lies! They stopped any possible effective means to protect people from the virus while bolstering the pharmaceutical companies and their own pocketbooks. And the MSM went along with them. SCUM!!!!!

Gregzky
Gregzky
2 years ago

Why doesn’t anybody ask the “scientists” why if the vcxx is sooooo important, mostly all fed politicians and their staffs along with the the Postal employees and other favorites don’t have to have it?

PFArizona
PFArizona
2 years ago

Just ordered my free COVID test today from the Government. Just in time before his State of the Union address! Ha. And I wonder if it will go longer than 20 minutes.

JDR
JDR
2 years ago

When liars start getting dementia, things get really bizarre. That’s what we’re seeing now.

Lev Brudnoy
Lev Brudnoy
2 years ago

The article pinpointed the true failures of the Biden Administration. If only the government in Washington D.C. listened to Dr. Scott Atlas there would be less deaths today across this

Jon J. Fields
Jon J. Fields
2 years ago

THE CHAIN OF COMMAND IN THIS ADMINISTRATION IS TERRIFYING.

Cate Causey
Cate Causey
2 years ago

Nothing new here folks. Biden has been a liar his whole political life.

Gary carter
Gary carter
2 years ago

China joe coward Biden

Arlene
Arlene
2 years ago

Let’s be clear about one thing IT IS NOT A VACCINE IT IS GENE MANIPULATION. IT BECOMES PART OF YOUR DNA ONE TAKEN CANT BE REVERSED. Take a fake vaccine because you are afraid to die. Only to live another day and wake up dead in CRRIST THE WORST DEATH IMAGINABLE. Fear is how you control people and take over a country and cull the herd. Sheep will eventually take this country Down because they wear rose colored glasses and see the world as an okay place . Wake up sheep when your ignorance takes this country down you will go down with us who fought to save you and ourselves. Get informed your parents and grandparents were aware and handed you a wonderful free country. Don’t your children deserve the same ???????

Phil the Skeptic
Phil the Skeptic
2 years ago

It boggles my mind that a lot of very intelligent people I know and apparently many physicians are not more open to questions about the efficacy and potential issues about the so called vaccines. Like sheep, they seem to blindly accept a herd mentality.

Phil the Skeptic
Phil the Skeptic
2 years ago

It boggles my mind that a lot of very intelligent people I know and apparently many physicians are not more open to questions about the efficacy and potential issues about the so called vaccines. Like sheep, they seem to blindly accept a herd mentality.

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