When it comes to COVID testing and treatment, the Biden Administration is a complete mess.
They’ve spent all their time pushing vaccines and masks, far less time on tests, and perhaps the least amount of time on the most important thing — treatments.
Standing in the way of states getting the monoclonal antibody treatments and parceling them out based on some rigid rule that doesn’t address the need is going to cost lives, as we previously reported. The media hasn’t been covering how they have been denying it, a huge story that needs much more attention. Tulsi Gabbard, a former representative called for greater action.
Joe Biden promised millions of at-home test kits months ago and they still aren’t out the door yet, and he’s given all kinds of different statements on the matter.
Kamala Harris was asked about the location of the tests during an interview with Craig Melvin for Today Show. Harris claimed that it was next week. So if you haven’t prepared and don’t know, why talk? Uncertainty is also an issue.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 13, 2022
Now the White House has had to clarify and say, no, they wouldn’t be out next week. But even their “correction” has a big problem in it that they are going to have to further correct.
“The president’s 500 million at-home tests will be sent out later this month, and we expect all contracts to be awarded over the course of the next two weeks,” a White House official told Fox News.
Harris had told NBC News in an interview that aired Thursday morning that the tests would be going out “shortly,” stating, “I think it’s gonna be by next week. However, it will be soon. Yes, very soon. It is urgent for us.
No, it isn’t a matter of urgency or you would have had it in time for the Omicron surge. You’ll maybe have it after the surge has already dropped in a few weeks, so not exactly an “urgent” response.
Another problem is the fact that earlier reports stated that 500 million would not be distributed at once, but that they would be spread over several months. If the previous statements are true, even this assertion that 500,000,000 will be sent this month seems erroneous. This is the state of disarray these people are in. Today the White House revealed that they had been awarded 500 million additional contracts for a total amount of one billion. But that’s still some time off on those, as well.