President Biden on Friday moved his ‘When Will Life Return To Normal?’ goalpost once again when he said that things may not return to normal in 2021 due to supposed COVID-19 mutations and possible interruptions in US vaccine production.
“I believe we’ll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year. God willing, this Christmas will be different than last. But I can’t make that commitment to you. There are other strains of the virus. We don’t know what could happen in terms of production rates. Things can change.”
Since being sworn in as President, Joe Biden’s biggest accomplishment so far has been his ability to move the goalposts on his previous promises.
When Will Life Return to Normal?
President Joe Biden and his team of top advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, this week struggled to explain what most Americans should expect in the months ahead, using new dates tied to the vaccine rollout and shifting goals on school reopening’s.
- For months Biden predicted that life could start to feel “normal” again by late summer/early fall. Then…
- If everything goes right … by the time we get to the early to mid-fall. Then…
- At a CNN Town Hall on Tuesday, suggesting that life could feel normal again by “Christmas.” Then…
- Biden’s go-to guy Dr. Fauci said “Hopefully, by the time we start entering 2022, we really will have a degree of normality” Then…
- By the next morning, when asked for a firm date as to when Joe Biden feels ‘Life will return to normal?’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration wanted out of the predictions business.
Safe to say America will only know the answer to ‘When Will Life Return To Normal?’ only after it actually does.
When will schools be reopened?
Upon entering office, Biden promised to reopen a majority of schools by the end of his first 100 days.
- But suddenly the White House claimed that President Biden only promised to reopen a majority of K-8 schools by the end of his first 100 days.
- Biden press secretary Jen Psaki, later told reporters that a “majority opened’ meant only 50% or more of schools open one day a week.
- The very next day, Biden called that a “mistake in the communication. I think many of them, five days a week. The goal will be five days a week,”
- The very next day Vice President Kamala Harris couldn’t give a straight answer on when schools would reopen. Or on whether teachers should be vaccinated before returning to the classroom.
When Will American’s Be Able To Get COVID-19 Vaccine?
- Joe Biden, for months, pointed to April as the month the COVID-19 vaccine supply would be available to younger, healthy Americans without health issues.
Biden echoed the timeline in a press conference on the vaccine five days after taking office. “I think it’ll be this spring.”
- Then, with little fanfare, that timeline slid by two months. After Fauci stated most people might not become eligible for the vaccine until late May or early June.
- Now the Biden administration has moved the full availability of the COVID-19 vaccine too, ‘Vaccines will be available for every American by late July.
- On Tuesday, Biden appeared to move the goalposts once again, announcing his administration was purchasing 200 million additional vaccine doses, which would give the U.S. enough to inoculate 300 million Americans—almost the entire population—by the summer or early fall.