Kamala Harris said something about COVID yesterday that was pretty hard to believe.
Harris claimed that the scientists “upon whose advice and direction we have relied” and the Biden team “didn’t see” the variants like Delta and Omicron coming.
“We didn’t see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming,” she said. “We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”
Now, that seemed like a nonsensical comment, as there were already variants happening before Biden and Harris came into office — and if you have any understanding of viruses at all, you know that there are likely to be variants and mutations. So, she was effectively saying the administration that’s always screaming “science, science, science” was ignorant of that basic science. She also took a veiled swipe at Joe Biden for saying that we had independence from COVID on July 4, saying “We have not been victorious over it.”
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She also caused a stir during an interview with the Wall Street Journal when she said that she and Biden hadn’t discussed running again, when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had already said last month the official position of the administration was that he was running again.
Today, on “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd,” Dr. Anthony Fauci disputed the claim Harris made that the scientists didn’t know about the possibility of variants. He tried to clean up what Harris said. He said that yes, he did see the variants coming and he thought that Harris had been taken a “bit out of context.”
“I believe she was referring to the fact that the extraordinary number of mutations and amino acid substitutions, particularly with Omicron, no one had expected it that much. But we were well-prepared and expected that we were going to see variants. There`s no doubt about that.”
But that is not what she said — she sounded surprised about the possibility of mutations and variants — “as it turns out, [it] has mutations and variants.”
Fauci claims “we were well prepared” — seemingly the exact opposite of what Harris was implying.
It’s bad when Fauci, who himself can’t be trusted, has to clean up the mess that Harris leaves.
This is like a clown car of continual incompetence from these characters. And they wonder why people don’t trust what they have to say?
But Fauci said something else to Chuck Todd that I find a little puzzling, based upon their prior approach to COVID, according to the transcript of the interview:
Now, if you are vaccinated and you`re exposed, you don`t need to isolate yourself. Some people — and I think it would be prudent to wind up getting tested. Testing now is so much more available, Chuck, than it was in the past, and we`re going to be doing even better looking forward over the next few weeks to a month.
So, again, you don`t need to isolate yourself or quarantine yourself, for sure, if you are vaccinated. But you might want to get a test a couple days later to just make sure that you have not had a breakthrough infection if in fact you`re vaccinated and hopefully boosted.
So, he’s saying now that if you’ve been exposed, you don’t need to quarantine if you’re fully vaccinated, you just need to test yourself in a few days. Huh? So that seems to go against all their prior advice to quarantine after exposure. But, it’s the official CDC position, that if you’re fully vaccinated you do not have to quarantine after exposure.
Add another thing into the mess that this administration is on the subject.