There are signs of trouble percolating up from the bottom of the great D.C. swamp as the Biden regime turns to increasingly authoritarian measures to coerce hesitant Americans to fall in line and get vaccinated.
With the nation now entering another period of mass hysteria as a result of rising COVID cases due to the Delta variant and the CDC’s reversal of its previous guidance on masks, it is now clear despite his promises that Joe Biden isn’t better suited to combat the unprecedented health crisis than former President Donald J. Trump, an idea that he based his campaign on.
The CDC flip-flop along with documents leaked to media outlets including the New York Times appears to have caught the administration off guard as the likelihood of a renewed round of lockdowns is looming at a time when the economy along with Biden’s reputation is already on the ropes.
According to a bombshell Politico report, there are serious differences between Biden’s political team and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky “including behind-the-scenes finger-pointing and weeks-long tensions between the CDC and the White House.”
Joe Biden's mask policies were well crafted. Until they weren't. https://t.co/r1TQqA7xQU
— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) August 2, 2021
The report cites “two senior Biden officials familiar with the matter” who spoke of the frustrations of dealing with the CDC’s messaging at a time when the regime continues to tout the effectiveness of the vaccines despite the “breakthrough” cases of those who have been jabbed testing positive.
With the sudden re-masking of America at a time when much of the country was returning to normal, Biden finds himself in a political pickle with the story quoting an exasperated “senior administration official; “We thought we were going to move past this,” and “It’s just like, here we go again.”
According to Politico, Wallensky “lobbied Biden officials, including Biden’s Chief Medical Officer Anthony Fauci, to issue new recommendations urging fully vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors, citing more recent data on the spread of the Delta variant, and virus levels in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.”
Much of the bickering between Wallensky and the White House centered around the CDC’s basis for the revised mask guidance, a Cape Cod beach party where some attendees became infected despite having been vaccinated.
The CDC study prompted Wallensky to go state that; “High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus,” she said on Friday. “The masking recommendation was updated to ensure the vaccinated public would not unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.”
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post published stories using the Massachusetts beach party as the basis for more fearmongering, drawing a rare rebuke from the Biden regime with COVID Response Team Deputy Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement Ben Wakana lashing out at the two normally reliable allies via Twitter.
3 days ago the CDC made clear that vaccinated individuals represent a VERY SMALL amount of transmission occurring around the country.
Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated.
Unreal to not put that in context. https://t.co/BbmSNvQlrb
— Ben Wakana (@benwakana46) July 30, 2021
VACCINATED PEOPLE DO NOT TRANSMIT THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS UNVACCINATED PEOPLE AND IF YOU FAIL TO INCLUDE THAT CONTEXT YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. https://t.co/gBkDbJ21xX
— Ben Wakana (@benwakana46) July 30, 2021
The Politico report also speculates that the Lollapalooza music festival, a massive four-day shindig that took place over the weekend in Lori Lightfoot’s deep blue stronghold of Chicago could be a “superspreader” event with a “sea of maskless, sweaty, thrashing bodies” further driving up the number of cases among the vaccinated, a nightmare scenario for Democrats and the media who have tried to blame it all on Florida and Ron DeSantis.
On Monday, Walensky who along with fellow flip-flopper Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the public face of Biden’s COVID response walked back the idea that the Delta variant could be spread just as easily by the vaccinated.
CDC Dir. Walensky: "While vaccinated people can spread the virus if they get a breakthrough infection, the odds of them getting sick in the first place are far lower than those who are unvaccinated." pic.twitter.com/IijvCW4nwn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 2, 2021
The growing friction between Biden and his medical “experts” could not come at a worse time now that the White House has fully mobilized the “public-private partnership” to forcibly mandate the vaccines on employees as another end-around the courts and the Constitution.