It’s always glorious when the Left turns on each other, passes blame, or fails to admit responsibility for this or that bungled policy decision.
Such is the case for Dr. Fauci, who seems to have virtually zero self awareness or ability to own up to his own failures.
On Sunday, the White House’s chief medical adviser said that the United States has to do better with COVID-19 testing options.
In an interview on ABC News’ ”This Week,” Fauci conceded testing difficulties over the holidays has ”obviously” been frustrating.
‘‘If you look at the beginning of the administration, the beginning of the year, there were essentially no rapid point of care home tests available,” he asserted, according to a transcript of the interview.
”We’ve obviously got to do better,” Fauci said.
CNN’s @JakeTapper: “The White House has even mocked the idea of sending tests to every American. Is the state of testing in the United States acceptable to you?”
Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Well, we’ve got to do better. I mean, we are doing better.” pic.twitter.com/MGCVfGtdCs
— The Recount (@therecount) December 19, 2021
Fauci also said he was ”dismayed” that supporters of former President Donald Trump booed him after he said he’d received the COVID booster shot.
”I was stunned by that,” Fauci said.
”I mean, given the fact of how popular he is with that group. That they would boo him, which tells me how recalcitrant they are about being told what they should do. And I think that his continuing to say that people should get vaccinated and articulating that to them, in my mind, is a good thing, I hope he keeps it up.”
I’m sure Trump really appreciates that pat on the back, Doc.
On Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki also defended the administration’s effort to ramp up at-home coronavirus testing amid a nationwide shortage of tests. The Biden administration announced last week it was ordering 500 million tests to send Americans who want them — noting, however, that the system for ordering them won’t be up and running until January.
Psaki said that Biden took steps after the emergence of the delta variant over the summer to expand testing capacity, including a $3 billion investment in at-home testing capacity.
Biden has also said that in January, health insurance will begin to cover at-home tests and half a billion free rapid tests will become available to be delivered at home.
The system for ordering at-home tests won’t be up and running until January, weeks after the holiday spread of Omicron, which tells anyone paying attention that this administration is not dedicated to ending the pandemic — they want to perpetuate it.
Author: Asa McCue