Politics

Top Biden aide defends handling of COVID as 2021 deaths surpass 2020’s: ‘Bring it on’

NEWYou can now take heed to Fox News articles!

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Wednesday defended the administration’s work to deliver down coronavirus-related deaths regardless of GOP frustration on the persistence of the lethal virus.

“Let’s be clear: the day we got here, 4000 people a day were dying and one percent of Americans were vaccinated. Today, deaths are down 75 percent, and almost 200 million Americans are fully vax’ed,” he mentioned in a tweet. “We still have a LOT of work to do. 

“But if anybody needs to have a debate about COVID, deliver it on,” he added.

PSAKI SAYS BIDEN APPROVAL RATINGS LOW BECAUSE PEOPLE ‘TIRED OF FIGHTING’ THE PANDEMIC HE VOWED TO SHUT DOWN

Klain’s comments were in response to a New York Times report on Republicans who have criticized Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Republicans have hammered the president over the fact that the pandemic has continued despite Biden promising on the campaign trail to “shut down” the virus if elected. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted the Biden administration during his record-long floor speech last week. 

US WILL REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR ALL BORDER CROSSERS

“I took President Biden at his phrase; I took him at his phrase when he mentioned he was going to get COVID below management,” McCarthy said. “Unfortunately, extra Americans have died this year than final year below COVID.”

The majority of deaths have been among unvaccinated Americans.  

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Republican members criticize President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the shut of the conflict in Afghanistan throughout a information convention on the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Roughly 70% of the American inhabitants has acquired at the very least one shot of a vaccine, and people figures may rise below insurance policies enacted by the Biden administration.

FEDERAL AGENCIES FIND WIDESPREAD COMPLIANCE WITH VACCINE MANDATE, AS ENFORCEMENT BEGINS

Biden has pushed for all authorities workers, army service members, contractors and firms with 100 workers or extra to implement vaccine mandates, insurance policies Republicans have ardently fought in opposition to. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now encouraging folks to not solely get vaccinated however to get booster photographs forward of the winter months. 

President Biden (left) and Chief of Staff Ron Klain meet with cabinet members and immigration advisers in the State Dining Room on March 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C.  

President Biden (left) and Chief of Staff Ron Klain meet with cupboard members and immigration advisers within the State Dining Room on March 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C.  
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vaccinations appeared to considerably assist decrease an infection charges within the spring and into the early summer time months.

But the unfold of the delta variant, a more recent and deadlier pressure of the coronavirus, prompted caseloads to spike to charges not seen since earlier than the vaccine turned extensively out there. 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP 

On Monday, the CDC confirmed greater than 162,000 new circumstances of the virus have been reported throughout a seven-day rolling common, together with 1,200 deaths.

While the U.S. is once more seeing increased charges of an infection, the quantity of associated deaths stays on a downward pattern for the reason that delta virus took maintain in August. 

Back to top button