Joe Biden delivered remarks Friday over his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying in part, “there is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in next several months”, asserting that it will take months to turn around the pandemic’s route.
“A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We’re 400,000 dead expected to reach well over 600,000,” Biden said on Friday before signing two executive orders: one aimed at increasing food stamp benefits and the other for workers’ rights.
The U.S. surpassed 400,000 total Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, with a quarter of those coming over the previous 36 days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
On Biden’s first full day as president on Thursday, he told reporters following a meeting with his Covid-19 advisors, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, that the nation would likely top 500,000 Covid-19 deaths in February, CNBC reported.
Biden said on Friday that as the outbreak continues, “If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on,” Biden said.
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” he added. Video Below
Joe Biden’s remarks in part:
JUST IN – President Biden now says "there is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in next several months."pic.twitter.com/XilB4xPe3E
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) January 22, 2021
In October, however, Biden claimed on Twitter: “Donald Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get this virus under control. I do.”
Biden’s remark on Friday comes after he had signed an executive order Wednesday mandating both masks and social distancing on federal property, a directive he and members of his family appeared to have violated shortly after enacting it.
On the day of his inauguration, Biden, first lady Jill Biden, along with several family members took photos near the Lincoln memorial with masks and one without.
I love how they took a picture with their masks on and off as if that would be any better pic.twitter.com/RfAak5wQRI
— Caleb Hull (I'm With the CCP Don't Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 22, 2021
On Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy over why Joe Biden had appeared maskless at the Lincoln memorial Wednesday evening right after he had signed an executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property.
“I think [Biden] was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country,” Jen Psaki claimed. “… Yesterday was a historic moment in our history. He was inaugurated as President of the United States. He was surrounded by his family. We take a number of precautions. But I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.”
Peter Doocy just asked Press Sec Jen Psaki why Joe Biden was maskless at the Lincoln memorial just hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property.
Psaki hesitated, beat around the bush, then said "we have bigger issues to worry about."
— Caleb Hull (I'm With the CCP Don't Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 21, 2021