The White House has noted that it will listen to the CDC on a future lockdown. The principal deputy press sec Karine Jean-Pierre said that the Biden admin would follow the science (however vague and abstract it may be) when it comes to closing down schools, businesses, and places of worship.
A Fox News reporter inquired as to why the people of America should trust and heed to what the current admin says on its guidance. The citizens of the United States have seen various types of back and forth on many aspects during the pandemic. From you don’t need masks to masks are not theater, to the vaccines are 99% effective and harmless to Pfizer recently saying that they may be 88% effective and that the antibodies may need replenishment with a booster.
“President Biden says that we are not returning to lockdowns, shutdowns and school closures,” the reported said, “but he also once said that we didn’t have to wear masks anymore once we were vaccinated. So why should Americans trust him now?”
Quite right. That is a fantastic question. Why should we trust White House leadership at the present moment? Why should one trust a leader who calls them less than intelligent for conducting critical thinking on a virus with a 99% survival rate?
The White House Deputy Press Sec had a quick response to that
“Well, because we listen to the scientists, we listen to the experts.”
“This is a public health situation. This is not about politics at all, this is about saving lives. And this is what the president is all about. He wants to make sure that we are saving lives. If you look at, Peter, the last six months, that’s what he’s done every day and you see that in the numbers.
“Now, we’re at a point where we have to double down and make it very, very clear to people that we can’t let the pandemic win. We have to continue to fight,” she noted.
She said that the White House would listen to the CDC and how they lead when it comes to potential lockdowns. She also went to note that the CDC is a respectable organization and that is why the WH will follow their leadership.
‘But here are a couple of important points to pay attention to.
- The CDC has already recommended masks for all people when indoors (again). These masks are places where there is a high incidence of COVID-19 cases.
- Other nations in the world are locking down (a few in Asia, a few states in Australia, and no other G-20 members are in full-blown lockdown as of yet). The lockdowns in Asia are selective.
- Pfizer has noted that immunity drops to 83% for people who got the shot and would benefit from a booster.
- Look at the tech companies, Google, Apple and others quickly told workers to work from home earlier last year and have now delayed the call back to the office to mid to late October.
- The higher rate of reported cases globally, the lower revision on immunity or efficacy, and moves made by the CDC to revert to previous policies do not bode well.
What should you do?
Maybe buy a few extra rolls of toilet paper, some food, and other items just in case of a March 2020 repeat.