Chinese newspaper slams Biden’s ‘placebo’ COVID-19 response

After nearly a year in office, it seems clear that President Joe Biden has fallen short of his campaign promise to essentially eradicate COVID-19 by following the science.

Now, one state-run Chinese newspaper is mocking the president for his failure to effectively combat the ongoing pandemic, Breitbart reports.

“Just some comforting words”

During the presidential campaign, Biden vowed to “shut down” the virus while calling on then-President Donald Trump to resign for his supposed role in allowing hundreds of thousands of Americans to die. The death toll is now up to roughly 800,000, however, and the current president has not stepped down.

The Global Times recently concluded that Biden is on track to become “the first U.S. president who so failed in the first year.”

In addition to Biden’s COVID-19 response, the Chinese propaganda piece went on to slam the president’s economic policies amid rampant inflation.

The newspaper insisted that Biden had not been aggressive enough in response to the omicron variant, which has become the dominant strain across the U.S. in recent days.

Calling Biden’s plans for booster shots and widespread testing nothing more than a “placebo,” the article cited one Chinese “expert” who said the U.S. stance amounts to “just some comforting words,” as Breitbart noted.

“A serious enough situation”

Although the latest variant is believed to be a significantly milder form of the virus than earlier strains and has shown an ability to infect even vaccinated Americans, the Biden administration continues to push for mask and vaccine mandates nationwide.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration appears to be doubling down on its efforts to blame unvaccinated citizens for fueling the spread of COVID-19.

After Biden spent months referring to a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci recently urged Americans to disinvite their unvaccinated friends and relatives from holiday celebrations.

“I think we’re dealing with a serious enough situation that if there’s an unvaccinated person, I would say, ‘I’m very sorry, but not this time,'” Fauci said during an MSNBC interview on Tuesday.

As the president’s approval rating continues to sink lower among Americans, it is clear China is not alone in its harsh take on the Biden administration’s performance.

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