Biden chief of staff fires off after Psaki tests positive, once again: ‘We are not turning the page on COVID’

Recent polling was successful in accomplishing what science and medicine could not, that being bringing about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Democrats were eager to move on given the beating they were taking, and Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine more or less ensured that the virus was no longer front-page news.

Yet, the Biden White House took care on Tuesday to reserve the right to fall back on the pandemic at any given moment, considering the vast powers government has assumed in the so-called quest to eradicate COVID-19.

It all began when Politico’s White House bureau chief Jonathan Lemire, who is also a political analyst on MSNBC, dared  to use the phrase “turn the page,” while responding to reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in less than a year.

“As much as the Biden administration wants to turn the page on COVID, this is the third time the virus has touched the West Wing in just over a week. And as cases surge in Europe, they are beginning to rise in the U.S. too – with growing fears of a new wave in a matter of weeks,” Lemire tweeted.

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was quick to push back, suggesting that the administration has done no such thing. While touting all the wonderful things they have done, Klain also laid the groundwork for blaming Congress should America see another surge — or, at least, put pressure on the legislative branch to release additional funding.

“We are not ‘turning the page’ on COVID. We are keeping businesses and schools open — and reducing hospital & ICU cases — by making vaccines, boosters, treatments and tests widely available. And we will continue to do so as long as Congress funds this work,” Klain insisted in a tweet.

In addition to the blame game being a factor here, Americans who continue to allow fear of the virus to dominate their lives fear another surge is imminent because much of the nation is relaxing restrictions — see Democrat strongholds who’ve seen the latest polling on the matter.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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