Could the country be headed towards another lockdown? The Biden administration won’t rule it out. The extreme measure implemented at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic decimated businesses and Americans’ mental health across the country with little to show for the effort. Republicans have harshly opposed implementing another round of lockdown as a way to help “slow the spread” but President Biden may not be listening.
According to The Daily Wire:
“In light of that, are you guys still categorically ruling out the possibility that we might see lockdowns this winter, especially considering how boosters have not kind of had the uptick that we would need to see here?” a reporter asked White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “Are there going to be any operational changes here at the White House?”
“Look, as it relates to shutdowns — which is what I was trying to convey to Jeff as he asked me this question — look, you know, we’ve been very clear, Dr. Fauci has been very clear, our public health experts have been very clear: We know what works, and we’re going to continue to do what works, which is making sure that, you know, we do everything we can to get folks vaccinated,” she responded.
She later added, “We listen to the science. As I said, that is the North Star for us. We listen to health officials. And so, we’re going to continue doing what we know works and continue to talk to the American public about that.”
The renewed interest in shutting down the country comes after the newly discovered omicron variant has sent Democrats into a panic.