President Joe Biden is having a tough time implementing the kind of draconian COVID-19 restrictions many leftists are clamoring for. Instead, it’s a case of death by a thousand paper cuts.
Beginning Monday, Americans boarding international flights will need a negative coronavirus test within 24 hours of flying, Fox News reported. This requirement applies to vaccinated and unvaccinated alike and regardless of citizenship.
Biden made this announcement in a speech Thursday meaning travelers have only days to comply. Previously, only the unvaccinated had to show proof within 24 hours and vaccinated travelers had to produce a negative test with 72 hours of flying.
This renewed hysteria comes after a new variant of the virus dubbed omicron has been identified. Despite having little understanding about the virulence of the new strain or whether these measures would do anything to stop the spread, Biden is off and running with new restrictions.
“Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter, and that we will see more omicron cases here in the United States in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Biden said in an op-ed. “Our best scientists and doctors are on the case and gathering data, but early indications are that our vaccines will provide a measure of protection against this strain,” he claimed.
“We are going to fight COVID-19 not with shutdowns or lockdowns – but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more,” Biden later added. “We will beat it back with science and speed, not chaos and confusion – just as we did in the spring and again with the more powerful delta variant in the summer and fall.”
However, an ABC News report Thursday confirmed that the variant is already in parts of the U.S. and has been mild so far. This is good news but it makes any new restrictions on travel a moot point.
The pandemic is largely over, but leftists want it to continue indefinitely because they’ve acquired so much power because of it. Our Constitution has thwarted Biden’s efforts to impose vaccine mandates, but it’s clear his administration will not stop attempting to restrict freedoms.