What planet is she on? VP Harris claims the Biden administration was blind to the arrival of Delta and Omicron.
On Friday, Kamala Harris appeared to blame scientists for the US’s failure to be better prepared for Omicron, claiming that the virologists “upon whose advice and direction we have relied” were unaware of the next wave.
The Biden administration ‘didn’t see’ Delta and Omicron coming, Harris said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times.
She was speaking as the new variant was confirmed in 42 states, causing outbreaks from coast to coast.
The number of people who have died has increased by 8% compared to the previous week.
New York City was hit particularly hard, with the number of cases more than doubling in three days.
Due to COVID outbreaks among employees, Broadway theaters are closing their doors, as are restaurants and bars.
When the Omicron variant was first discovered in South Africa and then wreaked havoc in the UK, questions have been raised as to why the US did not act more quickly.
‘We didn’t expect Delta to show up,’ Harris told the newspaper.
‘I believe most scientists — on whose advice and guidance we have relied — did not anticipate Delta’s arrival.
‘We had no idea Omicron was coming.’
And that is the nature of this horrible virus, which has mutations and variants, as it turns out.’
Coronaviruses are known for their mutations and variants for a long time.
The World Health Organization had already identified three “variants of concern” – Alpha, Beta, and Gamma – by the time Harris and Biden took office in January 2021.
During the Biden-Harris administration, two more fraternities, Delta and Omicron, were founded.
On July 4, Biden gave a positive speech in which he celebrated the virus’s ‘independence,’ which some have since criticized as being misguided.
‘While the virus hasn’t been defeated, we do know this: it no longer has control over our lives,’ said the president.
‘It is no longer paralyzing our country.
And it is within our power to ensure that it does not happen again.’
Harris, on the other hand, denied that the administration had declared victory too soon.
‘We haven’t won,’ she admitted.
‘I don’t think anyone can claim victory in any way when there are 800,000 people who have died as a result of this virus,’ she says.
One of Harris’ greatest regrets is that she wasn’t able to do more to dispel myths about the virus and vaccine.
She said of the misinformation, “I would take that more seriously.”
‘The unvaccinated are still the greatest threat to the American people.’