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GOP Demands Biden End ‘Useless’ Mandates after He Says ‘No Federal Solution’ to COVID

GOP Demands Biden End ‘Useless’ Mandates after He Says ‘No Federal Solution’ to COVID

Meanwhile, the CDC “dramatically lowered its estimate of Omicron’s prevalence for the week ending Dec. 18, from 73% of all cases down to 22.5%.”

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Republicans have pounced on Biden’s recent statement that there is ‘no federal solution’ to COVID.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants…Joe Biden to scrap his ‘useless’ vaccine mandates after he told the leaders of 25 states that there is ‘no federal solution’ to the COVID-19 pandemic, his office said on Tuesday.

The Republican governors of Florida, South Dakota, Arizona and Texas plus a host of other GOP figures are calling on Biden to drop his sweeping vaccine order affecting a third of the American workforce, as well as his other nationwide COVID rules, following his comment.

…Biden notably promised to ‘shut down the virus’ on the 2020 presidential campaign trail. Now just over a year later, the new Omicron variant is fueling another wave of new infections, Biden’s vaccine order is facing legal roadblocks, and his administration’s delayed response in rolling out COVID-19 tests is under fire.

DeSantis’ office also recalled Biden’s message to Republican governors in August who were blocking mask and vaccine mandates: ‘Please help. But if you aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way.’

Realization is beginning to dawn on politicos and bureaucrats that they can no longer bitterly cling to “emergency powers” after nearly two years of failures in virus containment. The Omicron variant appears to be steadily replacing the ‘dreaded’ Delta variant.

South African researchers said Tuesday a new study has found that people infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus may have developed enhanced immunity to the more severe Delta variant.

The Africa Health Research Institute in Durban said its small study involved 33 vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The study found that for those affected with the Omicron variant, their immunity against Delta improved 4.4-fold. The researchers said that protection was enhanced with those who were vaccinated.

“These results are consistent with Omicron displacing the Delta variant since it can elicit immunity, which neutralizes Delta making re-infection with Delta less likely,” the researchers said in the study. “In contrast, Omicron escapes neutralizing immunity elicited by Delta and therefore may re-infect Delta infected individuals.”

Furthermore, a new look at the case numbers indicates that the number of Omicron cases may have been initially overestimated. This is good news, and it suggests hospitalizations are chiefly the result of Delta infections.

Agency data shows that Omicron accounted for 58.6% of U.S. COVID-19 infections the week ending Dec. 25. The agency also dramatically lowered its estimate of Omicron’s prevalence for the week ending Dec. 18, from 73% of all cases down to 22.5%.

CDC representative Jasmine Reed told Politico that the disparity was a result of the rate at which Omicron infections spread.

“There was a wide predictive interval posted in last week’s chart, in part because of the speed at which Omicron was increasing,” Reed said. “We had more data come in from that timeframe and there was a reduced proportion of Omicron.”
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The CDC’s model showed that the Delta variant accounted for 41.1% of U.S. infections as of Dec. 25.

“Setting aside the question of how the initial estimate was so inaccurate, if CDC’s new estimate of Omicron prevalence is precise then it suggests that a good portion of the current hospitalizations we’re seeing from COVID may still be driven by Delta infections,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday.

My first prediction for 2022: We are in for a robust period of COVID-backtracking.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not currently considering recommending a vaccine mandate for domestic flights, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Tuesday.

“Certainly domestic flights has been a topic of conversation but that is not something we’re revisiting right now,” Walensky said on National Public Radio.

Walensky was responding to a question about remarks the previous day by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, that a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel should be considered.

My next prediction: Republicans will pounce so much in 2022 that Tigger may replace the elephant as the party’s symbol.

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Talking about COVID-backtracking: The CDC is dropping the PCR test, admitting that it can not differentiate between the China virus and the flu.

This is all a big, big, big scam.

    gran2ten in reply to Exiliado. | December 29, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Promoted by the great STREET CON MAN JBIDEN. Been a Professional Political Pimp aka CON-MAN ALL THE DAYS IN POLITICS. A crime family that no one cares but keeps supporting their corruption. SCAM MAN BIDEN AND HIS LEADER SELF-ANOINTED KING OF THE UNIVERSE FAUXI. Think not, the world obeys Fauxi’s every command!

By “no Federal solution,” he is nudging the SC to create a “Judicial Solution.”

Morning Sunshine | December 29, 2021 at 10:33 am

possible correction:
My first prediction for 2021:

perhaps you mean 2022?

“GOP demands.”
Chuckle, giggle, laugh, SNORT!!!

I’m sure all mandates will be dropped STAT!!

“Demands”…hahahahahaahhaha!

Got into a debate with a real genius yesterday over this. The Mansa candidate didn’t know the difference between Nebraska and SD.

Between “No Federal Solution” Joe Biden, Fauci telling us the only reason to require vaccines to fly on planes is to coerce people to get the shot, and the experimental nature of the pseudo-vaccines, all federal mandates should evaporate. Especially after Fauci admitted there’s no medical or scientific reason to require vaccines to fly on planes. If not in the confined environs of an airliner, there can be no justification for a mandate to work in an office or factory or anywhere else.

    gran2ten in reply to Idonttweet. | December 29, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    BOYCOTT SELF-ANOINTED KING OF THE UNIVERSE FAUXI. VOTE FAUXI OFF THE ISLAND…NOW! This little evil bastard is NOT MY ELECTED OFFICIAL OF ANY KIND!

Leslie,

‘….realize that they can’t cling to emergency powers…’ If only that were true. Authoritarians don’t willingly concede power, they desperately cling to it. Fauchi as an example has already laid the groundwork for forever masking. Lots of people, many in the media or other positions of influence are in agreement. Recall the language of the recent 6th Circuit mandate ruling; new normal, old ways of doing things can’t return. To say there isn’t a Federal solution means, in practice that the Biden admin will de-centralize the Covid response in the interior to a Federalist response led by each State with the federal government in a supporting role, with the Feds focusing on ensuring that international travelers and immigrants don’t pose a public health threat. Not likely, IMO.

The more authoritarian blue State Gov and Mayors are on much more solid legal footing to continue their public health decrees. They won’t abate them unless and except for electoral consequences; see the actions of Newsom in CA pre and post recall election. See MI. Should Whitmer be reelected then expect a return to lockdown. As long as they can get by with little personal consequences they will not release their grip on emergency powers. At the federal level look at the recent trial balloon of vax card for airline travel from Biden and Fauchi. That this was sent up by Biden after the meeting with the Govs and his ‘no federal solution’ comment doesn’t seem to be signaling the admin intends to step back and let the States lead. If he meant it he would have instructed the DoJ to withdraw from the Mandate cases and told OSHA to withdraw their rule.

The way this ends is electoral blow outs in 2022 and 2024 which provide majorities large enough in Congress to not only stop this as a policy matter but to roll back via statute the powers of these agencies. IMO, nothing less will end this chaos.

    gran2ten in reply to CommoChief. | December 29, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Well said, you have stated this with common sense accuracy!

    Dathurtz in reply to CommoChief. | December 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    I sure hope you are right.

      CommoChief in reply to Dathurtz. | December 29, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      I am willing to promise that massive majorities in the HoR and Senate for r along with a r POTUS is the only way this CAN feasibly end. I make zero promises as to whether the r we elect to those positions will actually make it happen, far from it.

      The last part is on us in selecting the populist v establishment candidates in primaries then busting our humps to get them elected in NOV. Then the real work begins; making sure our choices don’t backslide under pressure of $, power, prestige offered by the establishment to seek a middle ground and betray their voters.

    Texasvoice in reply to CommoChief. | December 30, 2021 at 9:20 am

    This is a perfect statement about how we got here and how we will get out of this mess. We the People listen to the 30sec soundbites and then just follow the shiny new toy. Turn off the media and pay attention to what your own little grey cells can teach you. We need to dump all that are currently in positions that have not stood up for the American people. We Have to have Warriors. Which has done anything about the political prisoners ( people still being hunted down and charged btw)? Which has done anything about the invasion of our borders? Which has done anything about government overreach? Photo ops don’t count, sorry.! There is only a couple of names that can survive that “mandate’

Let’s do it – If Tigger is the new GOP mascot, then Winnie is definitely the Dems. (Except for Warren, Sanders and Payala – they get Eyore)

Failure theatre. The R’s don’t have a majority in either house of Congress so this effort will go exactly nowhere.

Sorry, response to wrong thread. Trying again.

“No federal solution”, and yet he hasn’t scrapped the Federal mask mandate and Fauci is doubling down on expanding vaccine mandates to enforce compliance. Biden’s message doesn’t match what’s actually happening.

    gran2ten in reply to randian. | December 29, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Obviously, when the Self-ANOINTED KING OF THE UNIVERSE IS THE MAN IN CHARGE over all the world! He speaks, we listen, then we bow down and do IT FAUXI’S WAY! when the snake is disabled, the snake can’t strike or bite, and his venom is GONE! WE WILL ALL BE FREE WHEN KING IS NO LONGER KING OVER US. OVERTHROW THE KING! Our forefathers who overthrew the noose of King George would be ashamed of us!

Leslie,

With a restaurant vaxxed only mandate in effect where I live and the threat of expanding to other types of businesses, with “spot checks” for compliance, I find myself thinking about my response if ever I’m confronted.

Mostly I’m considering whether the police have been sworn to uphold the constitution, whether they recognize even if not so sworn, that the constitution still enumerates my rights, and whether they can be confronted about showing “probable cause” under the 4th amendment before I am required to submit to a search of my person for my ‘proof of vax’.

If ever you and the team here were so inclined, it would be a welcome read to better understand my rights and how to respond to such unreasonable / unconstituional request by the covid compliance cops (CCC).

Thanks in advance.

    Dathurtz in reply to MrE. | December 29, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    The answer is simple: the cops don’t give a damn about what is right, your rights, or anything having to do with rights.

      It’s not within me to be defeatist about the situation. Another thought I’ve had about fighting back and rights preservation, has to do with the police interrupting what amounts to a ‘contract of service’ between me and the restaurant. I order, they prepare and serve, I pay at the end for the meal and a table where I was left to eat in peace. If the police go from table to table to card people without probable cause, is it reasonable to consider the contract for service to have been broken by the restaurant who allowed them to interrupt the service I agreed to pay for? Having interrupted my meal with threat and intimidation, can I leave without paying? I believe I should.

      One of my frustrations has to do with the restaurants themselves, who refuse to fight back against the BOH. Of all many restaurants in this area, just 4 had the moxie to band together and sue the BOH and health commissioner for overreach and damages. I wonder if diners began walking out mid-service if the cops were going from table to table interrupting diners and carding people, if more restaurants would grow a pair and stand up to the health comissioner.

Jbstonesfan

Are you still reading and commenting here?

CDC and NIH are completely clueless. Integrity has gone out the window at every level. Making things up is the New New World Order. Chaos everywhere. The more “experts” we have involved, the worse things get.

I don’t know who said but “To REALLY screw things up, start with a bunch of Phds in a room and then give them computers.”

    Texasvoice in reply to Pasadena Phil. | December 30, 2021 at 9:29 am

    We just had that conversation yesterday. A bunch of old people in their 80’s saying exactly that…People that have never done any of what they are now experts of; telling those that do don’t know what they’re doing. Then, add to the PhDs computers– government bureaucrats and !walla! here we are today.

“Furthermore, a new look at the case numbers indicates that the number of Omicron cases may have been initially overestimated. This is good news….”

Actually, it isn’t. Omicron is more contagious but doesn’t make people very sick. It also confers enhanced immunity to the original strain plus Delta. That makes infection with Omicron a good thing rather than a bad one: you get a bad cold which leaves you immune. I’d take that in a heartbeat.