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Biden Says There is ‘No Federal Solution” to Omicron COVID Wave

Biden Says There is ‘No Federal Solution” to Omicron COVID Wave

CDC halves quarantine to five days for everyone who contracts COVID ‘to keep society functioning’.

I speculated politicians and bureaucrats would use the failure to stem the Omicron COVID variant surge to start dropping ineffective and destructive pandemic policies.

Hardly 24-hours passed since I penned that prediction when Biden admitted there was ‘no federal solution’ to the current Omicron wave.

“Look, there is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level,” he said. “And then ultimately gets down to where the rubber meets the road, and that’s where the patient is in need of help or preventing the need for help.”

“If you need something, say something,” Biden continued, outlining steps the federal government has taken in recent months to carry out his pandemic response plan.

The current administration is handing off the response to the states.

Those comments represent one of the most explicit acknowledgements to date from the Biden administration that it will need help from state and local governments in its efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The president may be concerned that federal initiatives to contain the virus can’t be effective without states’ help. The comments could also be an attempt to put added pressure on governors to take a greater role in trying to control the disease.

President Donald Trump first adopted the state-based approach. Add that to the growing list of Trump-era policies Biden would have been better off keeping.

Regrets…he’ll have a few in 2022.

But Biden isn’t the only one switching gears in the face of Omicron. U.S. health officials have now cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.

The decision also was driven by a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, propelled by the omicron variant.

Early research suggests omicron may cause milder illnesses than earlier versions of the coronavirus. But the sheer number of people becoming infected – and therefore having to isolate or quarantine – threatens to crush the ability of hospitals, airlines and other businesses to stay open, experts say.

I recently told some family members over eggnog that we couldn’t shut down whole sectors of our economy over mild colds, which is what Omicron is turning out to be for most people. The human body is designed to ward off respiratory pathogens effectively…even this one.

In conclusion, we have enough data at this point to:

  • Choose risk mitigation factors that are right for us.
  • Make informed decisions about addressing COVID risks for our children, and return to in-person schooling.
  • Assess when medical intervention is required (hopefully, there will be more focus on effective, reasonably accessible treatments).
  • Determine which state is the best match for our level of COVID-risk-acceptance (which seems to be already occurring).

Biden’s statement is historic. It is the first time I recall that a Democratic Party leader put state power ahead of federal power.

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Comments

No Federal solution? World ends Dec. 31.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Whitewall. | December 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

    There is a federal solution. It’s called impeachment and removal from office.

      Pasadena Peabody in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | December 28, 2021 at 9:55 am

      That’s what it used to be called. Now it’s a figment of your imagination.

      Yes, but then guess who we get?

      And how will that solve the problem, exactly? What Biden said is correct, and it’s what everyone else has been saying for nearly two years; senile as he is he’s finally caught on. There is no federal solution. But I’ve got news for him: There is no state solution either. There is no government solution, and never was. Government created this crisis, but it is incapable of ending it. Canute knew that 1000 years ago.

        henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 11:51 am

        It’s time for us to twist the icepick into every liar who made this claim before the election, plus every voting moron gulled by it… do anything we have to to spill that figurative blood.

        Pasadena Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 11:52 am

        He didn’t catch on. He is simply saying what he is told to say.

        alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm

        Either Brandon had a moment of clarity himself or , as I suspect, he mouthed the words of his controllers. It’s actually more of a individual solution since neither fed or state have the final say. How much overall TRUE damage has been caused? Inflation and destruction have been created and now tacitly acknowledged. Lasting damage at that.

        Operative (Serenity): “In certain older civilized cultures when men failed, as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords.”

        Ah. the good old days.

        Fully agree. Glat Team Biden has finally thrown in the towel. Now he can focus his attention on controlling the weather…….

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm

        “And how will that solve the problem, exactly?”

        It removes the virus called Joe Biden. I call that a good start.

      How about we have a federal plan for the prosecution, and then execution, of any federal officials who get caught using U.S. tax dollars to fund foreign bio-weapons labs and their experiments with making animal viruses more dangerous to humans?

      I know that we thought we had such a plan, and it was called a ban on funding gain-of-function research. But Fauci and his partners in crime found it was easy enough to evade those restrictions, simply by playing word games and changing the definition of “gain of function.” Now, after millions (globally) have died and trillions of dollars have been wasted because of Fauci and Friends’ despicable conduct, it’s long past time for a reckoning. It’s also time for a plan to ensure that if anything like this ever happens again, the responsible parties will be getting their own jabs, and it won’t be for vaccines.

Great. Time to repeal the ineffective, divisive, and economically suppressive vaccine mandates.

American Human | December 28, 2021 at 8:36 am

I’d venture to say that there is rarely ever a Federal solution to anything.

smalltownoklahoman | December 28, 2021 at 8:36 am

“No Federal Solution”

Absolutely incredible! Now if we could just get them to admit that in other areas where the Feds have overstepped their bounds….. ah wishes and fishes and all that.

    bart simpsonson in reply to smalltownoklahoman. | December 28, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    AND get them to admit and CEASE and DESIST in areas where they have NOT overstepped their bounds but are effing it up just the same ALA S.O.P. or Good Enough for Government Work.

Biden throws in the towel. Admits there is no plan for Covid19. And, he walks away leaving vaccine mandates in force.

AMF-YOYO.

Pasadena Peabody | December 28, 2021 at 8:59 am

Perhaps there’s a Federal solution for getting rid of a president with Alzheimer’s?

Biden the plagiarist : “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

    gran2ten in reply to Oracle. | December 29, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    J. Biden aka street con man and Bagman for Fauxi does what he’s told, Fauxi Self-Anointed King of the Universe we must obey as the world belongs to Fauxi. A ? did JB do this to remove the many lawsuits the SUPREMES agreed to take, coincidence SCOTUS announcement and his comes within days of each other? AND, states like CA will have the noose tighten around our neck with Newsom a fauxi inspired power hungry madman! Something SMELLS about this announcement, I NEVER TRUST A STREET CON MAN LIKE BIDEN OR ANY PROFESSIONAL POLITICAL PIMP WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF CONNING LIKE J.BIDEN.

I believe Biden is essentially admitting that mandates will be overturn by SCOTUS Jan 7( date may be off ).

Pasadena Peabody | December 28, 2021 at 9:59 am

Biden’s full statement:

“I have been told to say there is no Federal solution. End of quote. I feel tired. I’m going to go have my pudding and take a nap.”

bart simpsonson | December 28, 2021 at 10:02 am

Dems just thinking they are bailing out on getting ANY blame for the woes that Americans are beyond pissed off about, as if they had NOTHING to do with it, when in fact they had EVERYTHING to do with and cause it. It’s the same old same old kicking the problem down the road.

COVID is just the flu by another name, and is no more destructive to our health than the flu. It is the FIXES put in place by the entire political/media/healthcare/pharma alliance that is the problem. The ridiculous payments to hospitals and doctors for labeling every COVID is what drives the continuing fear/panic porn under which we currently exist.

Dotard Xi-den’s campaign website was stuffed to the brim with boastful plans detailing his alleged sagacity in defeating the Wuhan virus, combined with copious unfair critiques of President Trump’s performance.

Fast forward, and, now that Xi-den’s chaperones/handlers/caretakers/puppeteers realize that the unending Wuhan virus deaths are a huge political liability, given that far more Americans have died on Xi-den’s watch than under President Trump’s, Xi-den attempts to wash his hands of the entire situation and pass the responsibility to someone else. Typical Dhimmi-crat posturing, dishonesty and hypocrisy.

Since the POTUS has declared ‘there is no Federal solution’ is he directing the DoJ to withdraw from further legal action in support of Federal mandates? This guy ran on three things:
1. Legislative and VP experience to bring people together to solve problems and end bickering
2. Concrete plan day one to stop Covid
3. Restore economic growth in wake of Covid lock downs

None of those campaign issues remains true. This guy has had the worst 1st year as POTUS since Lincoln and it wasn’t entirely Lincoln’s fault that a Civil war began while Biden’s policies have either created new problems or exacerbated previous ones. Hopefully more people are beginning to realize how bad a choice they made in allowing themselves to be sold on voting against DJT based on his style v the substance of his policies.

    Whats worse … there will now be a boatload of civil lawsuits of companies and local, state and federal agencies that forced unvaccinated folks to lose jobs.

      CommoChief in reply to Neo. | December 28, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      States have the inherent power to address public health so a blue State going bizzaro may not be rational but it’s constitutional. The Feds public health authority is more or less confined to screening immigrants and international travelers.

      Employers who back off in the face of the (hopefully soon to be lifted) mandates have enough of a fig leaf in the feds mandate to escape civil suits for termination. They won’t have as much for negative health outcomes for those who only received the jab because their employer coerced them with a jab or job choice. Especially where there were no real exemptions to be had. At least IMO.

        henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | December 28, 2021 at 7:13 pm

        Yes, well, you and I and most people here understand federalism. To a Democrat, federalism is just a temporary tool in a toolbox. They want federal gun laws that supersede all state and local ones; but when a “pre-emption statute” forbids a locality from passing a stricter gun law than a state allows, they start whining about pre-emption violates “home rule.” To a Democrat, the only principle that counts is whichever one lets them get their way right this minute. Tomorrow, they’ll argue precisely the opposite.

          CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | December 29, 2021 at 11:15 am

          Exactly. Federalism is a barrier. State run elections are a barrier. The Senate is a barrier. The electoral college is a barrier. For the moment SCOTUS is more of a barrier to the d/prog than since FDR.

          The d/prog want what they want and they want it now; just like a child. There are a very few grown ups remaining in d/prog circles of power. Unfortunately the rest have no emotional maturity. See AOC. See the the hosts on CNN and MSNBC.

          They don’t like compromise. They don’t like delay. This will, IMO, be the undoing of the d/prog. They will get hammered in the midterm. They will continue to 2x down on the crazy. They will get hammered in 2024.

          At that point the r party leadership in DC will face their test. Will they have the courage to begin the roll back of d/prog policies and Institute the legislative and administrative priorities and agenda of the r populist base? If they don’t then the r party will also destroy itself.

There is no solution of any kind because there is no problem. It’s just the sniffles.

    There’s a problem all right. It’s not just the sniffles. I knew many people who died of it, and people are still dying of it now. I just lost someone else last night, at least apparently to it.

    But even at its height it was never bad enough to justify the measures that were taken to stop it; the cure was always worse than the disease. And it’s not nearly as bad now as it was then. The correct solution was always to protect the sick and elderly and work on a vaccine; now it’s to protect the sick and elderly and make the vaccine available for all who choose to avail themselves of it.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 3:42 pm

      Sorry about your losses.

      Pfizer recently (15 SEPT 2021) released a 6-month safety study on their vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine (Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine through 6 Months | NEJM).

      First note; This study was of people with no known COVID comorbidities. Average age was 51. So, it was a healthy group.

      The study followed a total of 43,409 people. 21,759 were vaccinated. 21,650 were not.

      5,222 vaccinated persons suffered vaccine related adverse events ranging from relatively mild events such as a sore arm at the point of injection, to fever and fatigue. Obviously, people not getting the vaccine would not have suffered any of these adverse effects.

      So, keeping score, vaccinated adverse events 5,222 (24.0%) to unvaccinated adverse events 0 (0.00%) Wiser to not get vaccinated.

      But what about catching COVID?

      OK, only 77 vaccinated caught COVID as opposed to 850 in the unvaccinated group, a relative risk reduction of 90.6%. This is the touted number for why you should (must?) get the vaccine. However, absolute risk reduction from COVID infection is only 3.55% (not mentioned)

      So, let’s adjust the score. For the vaccinated there were 5,222 adverse related events, plus 77 COVID infections, for a total of 5,299 adverse results from vaccination and infections in the vaccinated group versus 850 (no adverse vaccine related events plus 850 COVID infections) for those who would forego vaccination.

      New score. 5,299 adverse results for the vaccine group versus 850 for the unvaccinated group. Still wiser not to get vaccinated.

      “But, you science denying jerk, what about severe results like hospitalizations!”

      True, there was only 1 person in the vaccinated group who suffered a severe enough COVID infection to require hospitalization, while 30 of the 850 people in the unvaccinated group required hospitilization due to COVID for a relative risk reduction of 96.7% (another headline number).

      But wait, how many of those in the vaccinated group with the 5,222 adverse vaccine related events required hospitalization? Why, that would be 261 (remember, only 30 people in the unvaccinated group required hospitilization).

      So, for hospitilization, that’s 262 (261 adverse vaccine related events plus one severe COVID) in the vaccinated group versus 30 hospitalizations in the unvaccinated people due to severe COVID. This means someone who is vaccinated has an 8.73 times greater likelihood of hospitalization than the unvaccinated!

      So, let’s sum this up. 24% of those vaccinated suffer some sort of adverse outcome mild to severe while only 3.92% of the unvaccinated suffer any sort of adverse outcome, again, mild to severe. The vaccinated have a 6.12 times greater likelihood of suffering an adverse event than the unvaccinated.

      Of sever events that require medical care, the vaccinated are 8.7 times more likely to suffer an adverse outcome than the unvaccinated.

      When some tells you the vaccines provide a 90% plus reduction in COVID, this is true, but only half the story. Remember, figures don’t lie, but liers can figure.

      E Howard Hunt in reply to Milhouse. | December 28, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      I was responding to the topic, which is an OMICRON wave. I am sure your sob stories do not relate to OMICRON.

MoeHowardwasright | December 28, 2021 at 11:38 am

Pontius Xi-Den has washed his hands of any responsibilities. Even the LSM has to realize how bad this optic is for the dems. The commercials make themselves. The contrast from last summer to this winter about federal control vs state solutions is incredible. Not only will the dems get shellacked, they will be neutered going into 2024. There isn’t a dem governor out there who can point to there handling of this pandemic that wasn’t right out of DC’s orders. Their bench is bare. Oh and GFY dementia joe!

“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.”

What about the hordes who test “positive” and have NO symptoms? The scam has apparently joined the virus and is mutating.

Meanwhile Fauci is doubling down on travel restrictions by declaring “masks forever” in trains, planes, and terminals and demanding vaccines be required to board to leverage people into vaccinating.

    gran2ten in reply to randian. | December 29, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    I hope the Self-ANOINTED KING OF THE UNIVERSE Fauxi is seeing his kingship diminish before his eyes!! This man was allowed to control, criminalize people, create havoc all around the WORLD JUST BY HIS WORD! Only Jesus had that kind of power! BOYCOTT FAUXI FOREVER AND VOTE HIM OFF THE ISLAND!!

They realized Brandon’s regime doesn’t have public health powers?

Cool! Now do wealth redistribution!

Julian Gammon III | December 28, 2021 at 2:57 pm

Wow! Biden has just discovered Federalism ? I doubt if we should attach any significance to this statement. I doubt if he understood what he was saying and its implications.

Comanche Voter | December 28, 2021 at 4:29 pm

I see a tacit admission by White House Resident Numb Nuts that he’s a nit wit. But what the heck, we knew that all along.

Have you read the letter from the brave RN at a VA calling all of this out?
Extraordinary.
Where are all the others:
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/complying-covid-19-guidelines-participating-terrorism-va-nurse-sends-letter-compared-guidelines-act-terrorism/

Wow! What a leader! Really inspires confidence…well, maybe in our enemies.

Minimally the silver lining is his puppeteers are moving off the unconstitutional manure they’ve been peddling because they see their control is starting to fail. One can hope this is what he is projecting.

Then Biden walked back this comment!