In the event you didn’t think the news about COVID-19 was at least a little political … well, along comes some news about President Joe Biden and how his team is cautiously pushing the narrative.
According to Politico, the Biden administration is trying to figure out how to best portray a supposed burst of new coronavirus cases. Instead of telling it like it is, the Biden administration is hoping to avoid using the word “surge,” or report news that may make his early presidency look anything less than a smashing success.
“President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 team is torn over how to convey two seemingly conflicting ideas: That the nation is closer than ever to ending the health crisis, and yet remains in imminent danger from the virus,” Politico wrote, citing three senior administration officials as sources.
All of this an about-face from Biden’s approach when Donald Trump was president. Then, Biden accused Trump of totally mishandling efforts to combat the virus, all while promising to bring an end to it himself.
“The administration’s ultimate goal, the officials said, is conveying a sense of optimism and overall confidence in its work on vaccines while at the same time publicly acknowledging a tough reality — that infections could outpace the rate of inoculation and that new strains of the virus could elude existing shots,” Politico wrote.
Recent data shows that seven-day average of deaths attributed to COVID-19 has increased by almost 7% since last week, Politico reported. Hospital admissions reportedly have increased as well.
If Trump were still in office, you can be sure Biden and his minions in the mainstream media would be all over these numbers. Instead, the Biden and his team want to clearly want to keep everything quiet.
Don’t think the coronavirus and how it’s reported has anything to do with politics? Yeah, think again.