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Now Biden Tells Us: ‘Nothing We Can Do to Change Trajectory of Pandemic in Coming Months’

Now Biden Tells Us: ‘Nothing We Can Do to Change Trajectory of Pandemic in Coming Months’

“Many were quick to note that the comment seemed rather at odds with Biden’s pre-election rhetoric”

https://youtu.be/wtgrj_Kqda4

Joe Biden campaigned on the response to COVID-19. Every time he spoke of it, he offered criticism of the way Trump was handling it and insisted that he could do better for the American people.

He is singing a very different tune now.

During prepared remarks on Friday, Biden said there’s “nothing we can do” to change the pandemic’s trajectory. What changed?

Thomas Barrabi reports at FOX News:

Biden says ‘nothing we can do’ to change pandemic ‘trajectory’ in coming months

President Biden provided a grim outlook about the country’s ability to combat the coronavirus pandemic Friday while calling on Congress to move forward with additional stimulus relief measures.

Biden addressed his administration’s response efforts during a press briefing on two executive orders meant to provide food assistance to low-income families and protect workers’ rights during the pandemic. Days after the US surpassed 400,000 deaths related to COVID-19, the president warned the country had little ability in the near term to prevent spiking case totals.

“If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden said.

Here’s the clip:

You can watch the full video below:

People have thoughts about this:

The New Zealand Herald makes a point you won’t hear in the American press:

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 admission at odds with pre-election pledge

Joe Biden has made a stunning comment about the coronavirus pandemic, with many saying the admission stands in stark contrast to his pre-election pledge.

Speaking at the White House on Friday (local time) as he urged Congress to pass more Covid-19 relief, the US President said there was “nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months”.

Many were quick to note that the comment seemed rather at odds with Biden’s pre-election rhetoric about a virus that’s killed more than 400,000 Americans and infected close to 25 million.

I’ll leave you with this October 2020 tweet from Biden:

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Comments

caseoftheblues | January 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Twitter is on fire with Biden voters expressing what a disaster this guy already is for the country…

    They’ll probably get “fact checked” or banned for sedition.

    Fuck them.

    I’m not going to lift a finger to help them. They can enjoy EXACTLY what they voted for.

      Mox Nix in reply to Olinser. | January 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      Problem is, we have to enjoy it, too.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Olinser. | January 23, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      I never had any interest in makes, and Ho-Harris has reached the age that a bag over her head would not be enough to make her interesting. That is probably why she went into politics, she aged out of being able to advance with sexual favors.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to JusticeDelivered. | January 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

        Not make, meant males, and adding insult to injury, I downvoted myself 🙂

        “she aged out of being able to advance with sexual favors….”

        She picked a homely old man in Willie Brown, so she extended her whore service life by a few years.

        Nonetheless, she whored herself to GET into politics, because like a barmaid nameed Alexandra, and lunatic fools like Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, etc, she had nothing else she could do well enough, except siphon public money, and giggle.

    I wouldn’t know I dumped Twitter recently.

    Evil Otto in reply to caseoftheblues. | January 24, 2021 at 6:52 am

    I just have to laugh. What did they expect? We on the right told them exactly what he was and they ignored us because they were so consumed by hatred for Donald Trump.

    And we are only days into the Biden Administration. DAYS.

      RickCaird in reply to Evil Otto. | January 24, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Most of the Biden voters thought it was a beauty contest and there was no need to discuss policy. Surprise. When a guy hides in the basement, does not take questions, and appears inert, you will not like what he does. He is hiding it.

Antifundamentalist | January 23, 2021 at 2:15 pm

He is setting the stage for a nationwide mandatory lock down. And if we comply, then they will check off one more block on how much control and coercion they can get away with.

    He can’t issue a national lockdown. If he could, he would. But the reason he only specified on federal property and interstate blah blah is that he has no power to issue a national mandate. Only states can issue mandates for their state (if they comply with the state’s constitution and legal requirements dictated by the state), and cities/municipalities can unless they conflict with state orders (I’ve learned a lot about this since I live in Florida and DeSantis never really locked us down and had to step in to stop blue mayors from fining or arresting people for not wearing masks, etc.).

    This is actually a GOOD thing. All we heard for a year was how stupid and careless and murderous Trump was for not issuing a national mask mandate and/or lockdown. Biden won’t either, and for the very same reason, he does not have that power. Period. Let’s see how the low-info Dem voters deal with that reality of our Constitutional Republic. Heh.

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      “Let’s see how the low-info Dem voters deal with that reality of our Constitutional Republic.”

      Since CNN won’t even bother to bring the subject up ever again, just fine.

        Don’t be so sure. The Dems, media, Big Tech have been drumming up serious WuFlu fear in regular Americans, and they are going to be extremely PO’d when they learn the extent to which they’ve been lied to.

      While he can’t issue a national mandate, it can have the effect of one since the order gives areas with existing mask mandates pretext to continue them. That’s why my county did: another in a perpetual line of mandate extensions “according to government guidelines”.

        Sounds like you need to get to work on electing better government in your city/county/state. If you are in Florida (as some of your other comments suggest), county and local (city, etc.) government cannot do a thing to you if you don’t want to wear a mask. They can declare mandates all day long, but there is no enforcement mechanism since DeSantis put a stop to fines, etc. They can’t arrest you, they can’t fine you, all they can do is issue mandates that have zero teeth and amount to blahblahblah. If you are listening to that, um, that’s not DeSantis’ fault, right?

        If you’re in another state, get your butt moving and work to primary and get those tyrannical clowns out of office.

      DeSantis never really locked us down and had to step in to stop blue mayors from fining or arresting people for not wearing masks

      Yeah, but DeSantis didn’t stop blue counties from implementing mask mandates anywhere indoors other than your domicile, and he didn’t stop them from heavily fining any location that doesn’t throw you out if you aren’t wearing a mask.

        No, he didn’t. Why would he? The people who voted for their blue mayor, DEMANDED mask mandates, closures, etc. statewide. Why would he stop them getting what they voted for? All he did was ensure that the stupid loons who voted blue weren’t going to be fined for not wearing a mask or whatever. I think that’s not just reasonable but incredibly savvy. And he left Trump country Florida alone, refusing to bow to the leftist loon demands that we have a statewide mandate.

        Seriously, go look at the bile spewed at DeSantis over this crap. He’s “killing” people, he’s a fascist, and on. These people are freaking nuts, they want to be subjects of a kingdom ruled by some nobody who just happened to win a local election. It’s totally crazy.

        DeSantis just wanted to ensure Floridians weren’t being extorted or jailed for “mask crimes.” The thanks he got? Bile, threats, and unhinged rantings. He tried to tell them that they didn’t have to go out or dine in restaurants or go to the beach or do one single thing they thought was risky based on their underlying conditions, age, weight, and all other factors that might figure into a WuFlu case/death. But you’d think from their wailing that he ordered police to physically remove their masks and to force them to inhale the WuFlu virus.

        He has done, and continues to do, the right thing, and I am very proud of my governor (and thank God every single day that Gillum didn’t win in ’18).

          He would stop that to keep the loons in line, and do something for non-loons stuck in loon country. By doing nothing he essentially says that he doesn’t govern the whole state, and that making a mockery of the law limiting emergency declarations to 30 days is ok by him.

        He did stop the fines for not wearing a mask; if you know of any business that was so-fined, you need to report that immediately to the Governor’s office. As to cities (I know of no entire county) that have mask mandates, yeah, he didn’t step it. Those voters voted for that crap; all he did was make sure it was unenforcable via fines.

        This was and is a good thing. If Miami wants to be told by their mayor to mask up, cool beans, they are told to do so. They cannot, however, be fined for not doing so.

        In what instance has any business been fined for not ejecting non-mask-wearing patrons? That’s not lawful, but it was one of the reasons DeSantis issued the order to stop all fines related to mask-wearing. Did this happen before that? Not sure where you are getting your info, link please?

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | January 23, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      “He can’t issue a national lockdown.”

      Sure he can. Why not? Would it be legal? Who cares? The only question is if people would comply, or not, and how they force you to comply.

      He can do any damn thing he wants if no one is there to stop him.

      Actually, if a President wants to declare “martial law” he can call for an immediate mandate on masks, but it would be political suicide.

His handlers changed his mind for him.
Every other pandemic got to run it’s course, this one it was decided by the oligarchy to shut down a booming economy to hurt the Administration that was Trump. Now that has been accomplished it’s back to let the pandemic run it’s course.

    Skip: Every other pandemic got to run it’s course

    United States, COVID deaths yesterday, 3427
    South Korea, COVID deaths over year, 1349

      You’re so vapid, as to be uninteresting, even as a troll.

      UserP in reply to Zachriel. | January 24, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      North Korea COVID deaths = 0
      Does Little Kim let you use his computer to post?

        UserP: North Korea COVID deaths = 0

        Are you saying the numbers from South Korea are not correct? Or are you saying South Korea is a hermit kingdom?

        Skip claimed there was nothing to prevent COVID from “running its course,” yet many countries have limited the spread.

        New Zealand, 5 COVID deaths per million population
        United States, 1293 COVID deaths per million population

          gmac124 in reply to Zachriel. | January 25, 2021 at 4:29 pm

          What standard did New Zealand and South Korea use to label deaths by covid? We know that the US was all over the map on how to label them and many non covid deaths were listed as covid deaths. Bottom line we have NO idea how many actual deaths the US has had from covid and we will never know so comparing that stat to anywhere else is useless.

          gmac124: What standard did New Zealand and South Korea use to label deaths by covid?

          Counting varies by country. Here’s a review.
          https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-coronavirus-dead-difficult.html

          gmac124: Bottom line we have NO idea how many actual deaths the US has had from covid

          That’s a standard fallacy. Just because we don’t know everything doesn’t mean we don’t know anything, and just because we don’t know something with perfect precision doesn’t mean we “have NO idea”.

          We know with reasonable certainty that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in South Korea and many other countries are many times fewer than in the U.S., contradicting Skip’s claim above. While can’t expect the U.S. to do as well as a technological powerhouse like Vietnam, they can still learn to do better.

Soap and water from the beginning to disinfect the virus. HCQ cocktail shortly thereafter. Ivermectin protocol since spring and RCTs since summer. And now vaccines to complement our arsenal. A viable immune system and preexisting immunity throughout. Stay healthy, remove the masks and socialize outside of spaces with a greenhouse effect and symptomatic people… persons. Close Planned Parent/hood in Democrat jurisdictions, a leading cause of excess deaths during the pandemic and always, respectively.

Shut it down, let it burn. They own it now!
Long past time to start drafting the articles of secession.

Burn_the_Witch | January 23, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Take heart everyone! If nothing else, we will get some kickass new treatments and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cognitive decline out of all this.

It’s almost like Joe Biden is lying piece of shit.

    DaddyO in reply to Paul. | January 23, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    With over 47 yrs of experience Basement Joe/#notmypresident, he’s over qualified for your comment.

Another “No shit, Sherlock” moment, brought to you by Shanghai Joe.

Joe mixed up his plans. The plan he had was actually a secret plan, to end the war.

“He is singing a very different tune now.”

He’s probably lip syncing. Alzheimers patients tend move their lips a lot even when they’re not saying anything.

And no, he’s not thinking out loud because he’s not thinking.

Comanche Voter | January 23, 2021 at 3:57 pm

Now be nice kids. Joe Biden did actually have a plan in October–and who knows, maybe it was a good one (I’ve got some fairy dust to sell you). But these days, Shufflin’ Senescent Joe has forgotten what the plan was.

Still too many dupes out there that ridicule others for being dumb.

There’s quite a bit that can be done to the trajectory now that a vaccine is available, namely you can work to get herd immunity through vaccination rather than through contracting the virus. Presumably that saves lives.

The maximal life saving option is stay home until you’re immunized. The minimal life saving option is open up and let the chips fall where they may.

The results are different in both the economy and in lives lost.

So don’t say there’s no choice. There obviously is.

Before the vaccine there was no choice; now there is a choice.

    You are so not science-y, non-science-y science denier. Like literally everyone knows that a vaccination and the second vaccination means that everyone must wear not one but two masks at the same time (we learned this when our new naked emperor put a second one over his first one thinking he was doing really good at this mask thing he keeps hearing about (and promptly forgets).

    Look at me, you lying dog-faced pony soldier! I have my mask on! And look, I might have forgotten I had it on and just put another one on top of the first, or I could be a three-D (however it’s spelled, FAT!) chess master! Give me a break! What person in Delaware, where I just ran for the Senate with my good pal Barack the surprisingly clean, and well-spoken black guy Obama, wouldn’t want to double-mask for America?! Yep, it’s not hard, it’s actually a big f’ing deal: Now that I am the Senator from my home state of Pittsburg, I’ll be leading the way on . . . wait, how old is your daughter? Can I sniff her hair? I have on TWO masks!

    In case it’s not obvious: /snark

    Mac45 in reply to rhhardin. | January 23, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    A couple of questions bout the vaccines.

    First, what is the efficacy rate for them? Is it 100%, 80%, 40%, 30$? No one knows. So, if you receive the vaccine, do you acquire immunity or not? No one knows.

    How long does the immunity last? Is it for life, 10 years, 5 years, 2 years, 8 months? No one knows.

    Also, what about viral mutations? Is it effective against future strains of the virus?

    Then there are adverse side effects. There will be such, there always are. What are they? How serious are they and are they long term or transient?

    So, is a vaccine the panacea that it is being painted as? Or a band-aid, like the various flu vaccines?

    You might want the answers to these questions, before you get the shot.

      Mac45: A couple of questions bout the vaccines. First, what is the efficacy rate for them? Is it 100%, 80%, 40%, 30$? No one knows. So, if you receive the vaccine, do you acquire immunity or not? No one knows.

      The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are 95% effective.

      Mac45: How long does the immunity last? Is it for life, 10 years, 5 years, 2 years, 8 months? No one knows.

      The evidence indicates that immunity lasts at least 8 months, but probably considerably longer.

      Mac45: Also, what about viral mutations? Is it effective against future strains of the virus?

      “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” however, the evidence indicates that the vaccine is effective against the current crop of mutations.

      Mac45: Then there are adverse side effects. There will be such, there always are. What are they? How serious are they and are they long term or transient?

      Serious side effects are rare.
      https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-risks-and-side-effects-of-vaccination/a-56136620

2smartforlibs | January 23, 2021 at 4:05 pm

47 states were green in hours after the coronation.

Headline should read:

Now Biden tells us, “There is nothing I can do to change the trajectory of my mental decline.”,

I’m going with people are not stupid. I can’t say the same for politicians or journalists. They may actually be stupid.

there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months

Then what was the point of the Federal mask mandate, if it doesn’t “change the trajectory”? If I was a deplorable conspiracy theorist I’d think Biden signed it knowing masks don’t stop the spread of covid-19.

Of course there is something he can do: wait it out and do nothing. In the next several months covid-19 will naturally disappear, as all coronaviruses do in the spring. Then he can (and most assuredly will) take credit for this natural occurrence.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to randian. | January 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    “Then what was the point of the Federal mask mandate….”

    It’s similar to having to wear the Nazi arm band. It demonstrates your submission to sate authority, not matter how banal.

    PS: If masks work, why is everyone catching COVID?

      Telling people that masks only work to protect others had five purposes:
      1. To give people a sense of agency and to prevent panic
      2. To test the limits of the populations’ compliance with (probably intentionally) confusing, changing, contradictory, and increasingly burdensome demands, many without any legal authority, and to prepare the population for similar draconian measures in the future
      3. To “guilt” people into thinking that not wearing a mask is selfish, thus encouraging mask-wearing by some who would prefer to not wear a mask
      4. To make mask-wearers feel superior to non-mask wearers empowering them to single out and shame non-mask wearers into compliance – a ready-made and large number of policy enforcers
      5. So that people who wore the mask and got COVID anyway would think “Well, I knew my mask wouldn’t protect me, just others,” instead of “I wore a mask religiously and still got COVID. Mask-wearing is a crock.”

        randian in reply to DaveGinOly. | January 24, 2021 at 3:27 pm

        The citizens who robotically spout the “only works to protect others” mantra, and I unfortunately know a few, never seem to have an answer to the question “If that’s true, by what mechanism does a cloth mask enforce one-way transmission?”. They either change the subject or get angry, but bizarrely don’t change their opinion.

        I think you missed reason #6: “only works to protect others”, in concert with the lie of “asymptomatic transmission”, is necessary to buttress the implication that mask wearing must be universal. Those apparently healthy people you see about you could be nefarious “asymptomatic spreaders”, after all. If masks protect the wearer, then mask wearing is only necessary by the vulnerable (elderly, immunocompromised), because the government’s own statistics don’t show significant risk for most of the population.

Biden lied, people died.

Bucky Barkingham | January 24, 2021 at 7:06 am

Let’s be fair to Beijing Biden. These were not his conscious statements he only repeats what he is told in his ear piece.

Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months

That’s largely correct. The fire won’t go out the moment the firefighters show up.

Once the virus became widespread in the community, it resulted in a long lag between action and result with regards to controlling the virus. That doesn’t mean the spread can’t be attenuated through masks and social distancing. What it means is that it will take time to bring it under control. Meanwhile, people need to act responsibly towards their neighbors.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Zachriel. | January 24, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Biden did NOT say there will be a lag between what we do now and when that action will have an effect. Such a statement would have been just as easy to say as what he said. (“Don’t expect immediate results from action taken today.” See? Pretty simple. I’m positive Biden’s script writers are capable of crafting such a sentence.) But Biden clearly stated that nothing we can do will have an effect on the pandemic. Not now, not later, “nothing”; there are no qualifiers in his statement.

      DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | January 24, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      BTW, because the virus’ incubation period is about 10 days, action taken today (if efficacious) should have an effect in under two weeks, not is “several” months. He’s making an excuse for continuing measures that have yet to show any real effect on the pandemic, asking people to give more time when we’ve already given a year. We were told “15 days” initially to “flatten the curve.” The goal post keeps moving and Biden is making an excuse for its movement.

      DaveGinOly: Biden did NOT say there will be a lag between what we do now and when that action will have an effect.

      Biden: “the next several months”

      That means there’s a lag, and that people have to continue to take social distancing measures to minimize the risk.

      DaveGinOly: BTW, because the virus’ incubation period is about 10 days, action taken today (if efficacious) should have an effect in under two weeks

      Not when there is community spread. American society is swimming in contagion. Social distancing reduces the reproduction number, but doesn’t drive it to zero once the virus has become pervasive in a population.

Buffoon.

Are we actually supposed to be surprised that a tottering, feeble, dim-witted career fabulist with one foot in the grave, doesn’t project as “Mr. Optimism?”

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