Biden administration asking for $20 billion to stop projected wave
WND News Center
Just as Americans get used to life without masks, shutdowns and other restrictions, the White House is warning that the fall season in which the midterm elections will take place could see up to 100 million new COVID infections.
In response, according to Biden COVID response coordinator Ashish Jha, the administration is asking Congress to approve another $22.5 billion in emergency aid to pay for a fourth round of shots as well as treatments and tests.
However, as Becker News points out, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has acknowledged that 95% of Americans have protection due to vaccination and natural immunity, and the projection of 100 million is based on a range of models. And as recent history has shown, none of those models may turn out to be close to reality.
In fact, a Johns Hopkins University study published in January found that 99% of unvaccinated people who had COVID infections gained robust natural immunity that did not wane for at least 650 days.
Becker News noted that another projected COVID “case” surge could be a pretext for implementation once again of universal mail-in balloting, which increases the possibility of fraud.
Significantly, the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index found in April that fewer than one in 10 Americans now describe COVID-19 as a crisis. About three in four call it a manageable problem while one in six say it’s no problem at all.
Axios said the findings indicate “the public’s growing desire to be done with mask mandates and other restrictions,” raising “significant challenges for public health officials in managing new surges, and could create real political headwinds ahead of the midterms.”
The survey found that Democrats were five times as likely as Republicans to say COVID-19 is a crisis, 16% to 3%.
And Republicans were 10 times as likely as Democrats to say COVID-19 is not a problem, 31% to 3%.