Posted originally on the conservative tree house September 4, 2021 | Sundance | 222 Comments
The politics of COVID-19 are becoming too obvious. Joe Biden’s approval ratings are collapsing. In response, the White House messaging team, led by Chief of Staff Ron Klain, has dropped back to the value of COVID fear and started promoting the need for multiple booster shots; or else. There appears to be a pattern, as the same political messaging group behind California Governor Gavin Newsom are promoting the same approach. However, they have a problem.
The Democrat reliance on the COVID fear as a political tool is wearing off; perhaps the panic has an expiration date, or perhaps people are starting to realize the politics of manipulated COVID messaging is just that, ‘political messaging’. The vaccine results from Israel undercut the U.S. vaccine narrative; simultaneously, the open-society results from Sweden show how society can function without chasing endless mitigation efforts (ie masks) that provide no benefit.
Many Americans are absorbing all the information available on a daily basis and appear to be seeing-through the ever-evolving, ever-changing, ever-contradictory, non-scientific COVID dictates. Yes, there is a virus; but also, these government directed solutions are delivering worse outcomes than the virus itself.
As a result of growing public cynicism, health officials inside the administration are attempting to retain what little remains of their own crumbling credibility. Health officials inside the administration are now pushing back against the White House direction to promote never-ending and untested vaccine ‘booster shots’ as tools for fear and control over people.
WASHINGTON — Top federal health officials have told the White House to scale back a plan to offer coronavirus booster shots to the general public this month, saying that regulators need more time to collect and review all the necessary data, according to people familiar with the discussion.
Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, who heads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned the White House on Thursday that their agencies may be able to determine in the coming weeks whether to recommend boosters only for recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine — and possibly just some of them to start.
The two health leaders made their argument in a meeting with Jeffrey D. Zients, the White House pandemic coordinator. Several people who heard about the session said it was unclear how Mr. Zients responded. (read more)
The White House was pushing eight month boosters, then it shifted to six month boosters, and now the entire booster premise is on hold. Apparently, Woodcock and Walensky noted the messaging just looked a little goofy when contrast against the “follow the science” talking points.
Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, resembles the passenger: