Then the delta variant hit. The variety of new circumstances every day surged back past the 150,000 mark. Weeks later, the variety of deaths elevated too, passing a seven-day common of two,000. The administration pushed laborious on vaccinations, however that was not a direct resolution to the issue. In the meantime, instruments that might assist had been in brief provide. The Trump administration had considered sending high-quality masks to each American family, however didn’t — nor did Biden’s workforce, regardless of the utility of constructing more practical face coverings available. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who’d made a political wager on rejecting containment measures, shifted his state’s response to therapeutic medication, contributing to a shortage of antibody treatments. A producer of at-home coronavirus checks destroyed an enormous quantity of stock when the pandemic was in its lull; these checks and others are laborious to come back by and nonetheless far costlier than checks in different international locations. Even now, 20 months later, hospitals face overcrowding and laborious selections about care.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/06/biden-may-have-continued-another-trump-tradition-underestimating-pandemic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_politics | Biden could have continued one other Trump custom: underestimating the pandemic