Biden admits ‘we may have to reinstate restrictions’ if coronavirus case numbers rise

Throughout his campaign for president, there were persistent rumors that Joe Biden would seek to impose suffocating lockdown measures nationwide in light of COVID-19. But while he hasn’t yet made those moves, the option is apparently still on the table.

In a speech Thursday marking the one-year anniversary of a global pandemic being declared over the coronavirus, President Biden confirmed that restrictions on things like businesses and out-of-state travel may be reimposed in the coming weeks and months, even as the distribution of vaccines ramps up nationwide. Meanwhile, states from Texas to Michigan are already starting to fully reopen as COVID-19 case numbers drop and more vaccines are administered.

An end in sight?

According to the Washington Examiner, Biden’s remarks on the coronavirus came Thursday during his first prime-time address since taking over the Oval Office. There, the president reiterated his assertion that vaccines will be available to all adults who want one by May of this year, and set a goal of July 4 as a date when American families can safely gather again in the wake of the pandemic.

“If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbeque and celebrate Independence Day,” Biden said, according to a transcript provided by the White House.

“That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together,” the president explained. Take a look:

It’s not over yet

However, just after setting July 4 as a waypoint in the return to normalcy, President Biden cautioned that things could still take a turn for the worse — a situation that could prompt a return to the restrictions and lockdown orders that have plagued American students, business owners, and families for the last 12 months.

“We can’t let our guard down,” Biden said Thursday. “We need everyone to get vaccinated. We need everyone to keep washing their hands, stay socially distanced, and keep wearing the masks as recommended by the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention].”

The president added: “Because if we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track. And, please, we don’t want to do that again.”

Playing it safe?

Biden also repeatedly mentioned in his remarks the idea of “truth,” and the need to tell it with regard to the coronavirus pandemic — but as National Review‘s John McCormack argued Friday, the president quite hypocritically fell far short of that himself.

“Biden claimed that many people said his goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office was ‘way over the top’ in how ambitious it was,” McCormack wrote. “No intelligent and informed person said that goal was ambitious. It was setting a low bar that would obviously be cleared.” (The Washington Examiner reported that the goal was indeed met by Biden’s 60th day as president.)

Just keep patting yourself on the back, Joe.

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  1. I am truly sorry for those who have suffered and died because a company wants to make up diseases and virus. But what happened to the flu? I got it this year and was afraid to go to doctor….because it would have became covid. You all know nothing more than before get over your rich selves

    1. As crazy as a weasel in a chicken house at egg laying time.
      Man is not only rotten and evil through and through but dumber than a broken shoe lace.

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  3. Oh boy, sleepy Joe says he might allow barbecues come July 4. If Trump ever said anything like this, Piglosi and the msm would have a field day.

    1. Absolutely true, couldn’t have said it better. And I don’t care what he allows or when. If I want to have family and friends over Memorial Day weekend, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Let (not my president) Biden entertain his illegals as that doofus sees fit.

  4. Does Biden realize covid is rising because of his lack of competence of leading our country in the right direction.I am convinced that both Biden and who ever is behind the curtain are the ones making these horrific choices for we the people .We as a nation were following caution and numbers were dropping and then these bozos decided hey we need the citizens to continue to worry about covid so they don’t see what we are really doing so let’s open up the borders and allow thousands into our country who can be bussed to states so they can reinfect us. So please don’t preach to me you deplorable democrats in Washington .

    1. You are so right! Open the gates for all the illegals. Let them bring in the virus. Give them everything for free even though we have thousands of citizens out of work. Educate the illegals even though we have schools still not open to our children who are citizens. And then lock us down again. Something wrong with that whole picture.

  5. Well then that moron, so called president leaves all these covid infected people in from foreign countries and he wants the Nation to get better. What a joke. I hope they all go to where he is and he is one of those that can get the virus after he gets vaccinated. I know they are few and far between. But it will happen.

    HE IS A TOTAL INCAPABLE IDIOT AND SHOULD BE IMPEACHED.

    1. Ditto Samuel. I can’t wait to see what would happen if he tries to lock things down again. Not enough jails to take us all to. I really think they should give 5 or more illegals to each person voting for them to get all these benefits that we’re supposed to pay for. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think they’re telling Biden anything about what is really going on either at the border or with the pandemic. They just let him go along his merry way while they make all the rules.

  6. Brain Dead, Commie biden/harris and their team of Cartels, have Open the Border, and are allowing every Illegal into the USA, we can expect a SURGE of the COVID 19virus to spread in every CITY & COMMUNITY IN AMERICA.
    IT APPEARS THE EVIL DEMORATS WANTS TO KILL ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  7. Biden, you are a complete incompetent idiot. You allow into our country openly diseased immigration people and want to lock us down!

  8. SHUT DOWN? SUPER SPREADER BIDEN is getting prepared for when the ILLEGAL ALIENS HE LETS IN WITH COVID KILL MORE AMERICANS> THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS DEMS for allowing illegals but not Eurpeans who have probably tested negative and had shots. SMH

    500K dead. 400K during Trumps admin. of 11 months. 100K during BIDEN~THE~MAN~WITH`THE~PLAN(take credit for Trump administration WARP SPEED AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN> Joe promised to have 100K in the first 100 days. Trump had that back in December. BIDEN NOT ONLY PLAGURIZES he lies an TAKES CREDIT FOR OTHERS HARD WORK< tossing my dinner now….

  9. Put China Joe back in the basement and bring in someone with common sense, expertise in virology (not Fauci who helped develop this virus), follows the studies on masking and children going back to school, protect those at risk and get our country operating again.

  10. Biden is a fool and a big lying democrat. He needs to be impeached and kicked completely out of our government. His mind is gone along with everything else.

  11. Biden keep let these illegal immigrants in that has this virus will never get rid of it. I think he’s trying to kill the American people so they can start all over with thes illegal immigrants and run the country they way they want. America you better wake up because its coming and do you think they care.

  12. Joe Biden you think Americans are stupid we know the number will go up when all the illegals get here and other diseases and death 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  13. Solid post, nice work. It Couldnt be written any improved. Reading this post reminds me of my previous boss! He always kept babbling about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a superb read. Thanks for sharing! h

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