Biden Gets Little Right on Coronavirus

His failed Swine Flu record, combined with botching simple facts show he's not up for the job

Posted on Aug 17, 2020

Biden continues to undermine the public confidence in the Trump Administration’s historic response to the coronavirus, botching basic facts and plagiarizing President Trump’s already implemented strategy. President Trump’s leadership has led to a stockpile of new ventilators, a national testing strategy, record-setting development of a vaccine, and a secured supply chain.

Democrat governors praised the Trump Administration’s coronavirus response, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling it a “phenomenal accomplishment.”

Using past as predicate, during the H1N1 Swine Flu, the Biden-Obama administration vaccine shortages were widespread, although Slate reported the problem was both “predictable and largely avoidable.”

Biden’s former chief of staff Ron Klain admitted last year that the Biden-Obama efforts to secure a vaccine and fight the H1N1 virus were a total disaster. “We did every possible thing wrong. It had nothing to do with us doing anything right,” he said. “It just had to do with luck. It is purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history.”

Biden failed to replenish America’s stockpile of N95 masks after the Swine Flu pandemic. As Reuters reported months ago, the Trump Administration has already launched initiatives to bring supply chains back to the United States, with the coronavirus pandemic “turbocharging” those efforts.

Also, during the Obama-Biden Swine-Flu epidemic their administration suddenly told states to shut down their testing, without providing much in the way of explanation.

“In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases,” CBS News reported in 2009. “The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there’s an epidemic?”

Meanwhile, Biden continues to get his facts on the coronavirus wrong.

Biden falsely claimed he called for the use of the Defense Production Act “before anybody.”  Biden only called for use of the DPA in March, just minutes after President Trump said he would invoke it. President Trump has used the FDA and the Defense Production Act to expand coronavirus testing technologies and capacity.

Biden has falsely suggested President Trump has cut funding from the CDC and NIH. Funding has gone up under President Trump for both the CDC and NIH.

President Trump took decisive action to restrict travel with China despite Joe Biden’s accusations of “hysterical xenophobia.” Weeks later Biden agreed with President Trump that the travel restrictions saved lives.

Despite Democrats’ fear-mongering during our national crisis, several advanced nations have suffered more fatalities per million population than the U.S.: Belgium, the U.K., Spain, Italy, Sweden.

The United States leads the world in coronavirus testing, with more than 33 million tests completed and nearly half a million new tests being conducted per day.

President Trump completely overhauled the old and outdated testing system and replaced it with an innovative new testing strategy to meet the country’s needs.

The United States is testing and tracking asymptomatic cases of coronavirus, which allows officials to identify and stop local outbreaks faster than other countries.