The Biden administration is showing its incompetence.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Vice President Kamala Harris said the Biden administration didn’t see Omicron or Delta coming.
This is despite widespread knowledge that mutations and variants of COVID would exist.
Vice President Harris said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday that the Biden administration “didn’t see omicron coming,” referring to a coronavirus variant that has rapidly made its way across the U.S.
The omicron variant, first officially detected last month in South Africa, has hit multiple states, including New York, California, Florida and Texas. Although Pfizer has reported that its booster appears to shore up protection against the new variant, some research appears to also suggest it infects humans faster than previous strains.
“We didn’t see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming,” Harris said. “We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”
Over 156,000 COVID cases were reported on Thursday.
Despite a high vaccination rate, New York set a new daily record for COVID cases.
New York state has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. 74% of the eligible public is fully vaccinated in the state. This compares to 56% in Texas and 64% in Florida.
In New York state 81% of the eligible population has received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.
Despite these numbers, New York state on Friday announced it had reached 21,087 COVID cases – a new daily record.
The Public Schools in a Maryland county announced they are going back to virtual learning.