by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Last year at this time we were hoping for a better year in 2021, but that sure as heck didn’t work out, did it?
Forget the damage done to the economy by the hapless and relentlessly clueless “Joe Biden” regime.
Forget the Biden-made disasters at the Mexican border and in Afghanistan.
The worst mistakes the Biden administration made were in its failed “War on COVID.”
Biden, Dr. Fauci, the blue state governors, the CDC and the government’s so-called public health experts were wrong about everything – the high cost of lockdowns, the efficacy and safety of vaccines, the protection provided by cloth masks, the benefits of social distancing, boosters, mask mandates, vaccine mandates….
Whatever it is, if it had anything to do with fighting the virus in 2021, the Biden administration and its panic-pushing cheerleaders in the mainstream liberal media got it wrong.
Whether you’re masked or unmasked, vaxxed or un-vaxxed, or holed up 24/7 in your basement, COVID or one of its variants is eventually going to get you.
I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do to stay safe. I wear a mask when told. I’ve been vaccinated. I’ll get my first booster next month.
But after two years of following the strict and ever-changing rules, I look around and see most public places in Los Angeles closing down again because of omicron, a variant that is more transmissible but not nearly as dangerous as the original strain of COVID-19.
I also see long lines of people waiting to get a COVID test. I think to myself, they don’t look sick.
If you’re slightly sick, if you’ve got the sniffles and a cough and a little temperature, do you really need to get tested immediately for COVID – and possibly infect other people with whatever you have while you stand in line?