The Dishonesty of Biden’s COVID Messaging

President Joe Biden takes off his mask at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 28, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
To distract from its lack of a pandemic-response policy, the new administration has touted already-achieved goals and then taken credit for their achievement.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A fter a campaign in which Joe Biden expressed supreme confidence that he could bring an end to, or at least substantially curb the damage wrought by, the coronavirus pandemic, his administration’s handling of the pandemic has left much to be desired.

Rewind back to last fall. Biden was giving speeches about how while he trusted vaccines in general, he didn’t trust Donald Trump, and was thus skeptical of the coronavirus vaccines in particular. Biden’s running mate, then-senator Kamala Harris, said that she’d be hesitant to take a vaccine that came out during Trump’s term. When pressed about whether she would do


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