Wow, millions of Americans heard President Biden express his concern for their health and his promise to send out 500 million COVID test kits right away.
Last week President Biden told ABC News’ David Muir in an interview; “I’ve ordered half a billion of the … test kits that are going to be available to be sent to every home in America if anybody wants them,”
“But the answer is,” Biden continued in response to Muir’s question if the absence of testing kits during the omicron chaos was “a failure.”
“I don’t think it’s a failure,” Biden claimed. “I think it’s — you could argue that we should have known a year ago, six months ago, two months ago, a month ago.”
“I wish I had thought about ordering 500 million at-home tests two months ago,” he said.
Despite Biden’s comments last week, Biden previously promised on February 17 and March 11 that he would have tests available for those in need.
So with Joe’s promised sense of urgency this time, the 500 million coronavirus test kits are surely on their way, correct?
Nope, according to White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients, the Biden administration will wait until 2022 to sign contracts for the highly in-demand 500 million coronavirus test kits.
Reuters is reporting that after not acting on his promise to order enough testing kits ahead of the omicron variant, the White House has still not executed the purchase order for 500 million testing kits that Biden announced American taxpayers would purchase last week
.@JoeBiden promised to "shut down the virus."
He FAILED. pic.twitter.com/GNd7lzMdDX
— NRCC (@NRCC) December 21, 2021
In reality and as history confirms, Joe doesn’t keep his promises.
Biden had also pledged in February of 2021 the nation would be back to normal by Christmastime, but after the delta and omicron variants have reached the U.S., Biden acknowledged the federal government cannot solve the spread of the Chinese virus.
Yet even though Biden made the preceding statement to governors, he indicated Tuesday he is willing to impose a federal domestic travel vaccine mandate if medical experts check off on the law.
I for one am glad the test kits have not been ordered, as they will not stop the spread, but instead might give tests to hypochondriacs who will unnecessarily test in fear that they might have been infected, over and over again.
There are already testing sites all over and very affordable over-the-counter tests are now available if needed. I don’t plan on taking any tests not any of the 4 plus COVID pokes in the future.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.