President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team admitted this week that their “goal” is not to reopen life to normal, despite growing numbers of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the Bloomberg vaccination tracker, more than 75.2 vaccine doses have been administered across America. Yet the growing number of vaccinated citizens does not appear to change Biden’s policies regarding travel or lifting other restrictions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky stated: “The goal of this first 100 days has been — make sure that we are in a place to be out of this pandemic … We’re not in that place right now. … We’re not out of the woods just yet.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added increased vaccinations should not mean Americans should return to normal. He commented during the coronavirus briefing that it’s “very different when you step out the door and go into a society that has 70,000 new infections per day.”
The briefing also noted concerns regarding some states rolling back restrictions despite high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Regardless of warnings, Americans are ready to return to schools and work, growing tired of the often-changing advice of Dr. Fauci and team.
During the recent CPAC conference, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem expressed what many Americans have been thinking. Her attention-grabbing quote jabbed, “Dr. Fauci is wrong a lot.”
While left-leaning states like California and New York continue to remain locked down with strict restrictions, conservative states have increasingly opened for business. Florida and Texas have largely led the path of conservative-led states opting to return people to work and school rather than remaining in isolation.
The actions have led to growing popularity for leaders such as Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis. In a recent CPAC straw poll, he ranked second only to former President Donald Trump in early 2024 presidential support.
Biden’s coronavirus team may not be ready for the nation to return to normal, but Americans are. Vaccine or not, people are moving on with life despite the advice of Biden’s experts.