Biden Chief of Staff Says They’re Not “Turning the Page” on COVID

Biden Chief of Staff Says They're Not

( – Is the COVID-19 pandemic behind us? Many people want to think so, but the uncomfortable truth is case numbers are rising rapidly in the US and elsewhere in the world. Some media analysts have criticized the Biden administration for moving away from restrictions too quickly, but White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain thinks this is unfair.

On Tuesday, March 22, Klain criticized Politico correspondent Jonathan Lemire on Twitter. Lemire accused the administration of trying to “turn the page” on the pandemic, highlighting fears a new wave of the virus could be taking hold in countries across the world. He also noted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had just contracted the virus, making her the third administration official to fall ill with it in little more than a week.

Klain retorted that, far from “turning the page” on the pandemic, the administration was trying to keep schools and businesses running while simultaneously limiting case numbers by maintaining a strong vaccination and testing regime.

The Biden administration has consistently focused on vaccination as the key part of its pandemic management strategy. Will this approach change if another wave of the virus leads to further movement restrictions?

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