President Joe Biden was elected after vowing on the campaign trail that he would lead the United States out of the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity argued this week that Biden’s policies have actually made the crisis even worse.
“Almost impossible to fully track”
“Let’s start with the vaccines,” he told his audience on Friday evening, going on to assert that Democrats and mainstream media outlets “were busy sowing doubt and pushing anti-vax, anti-Trump conspiracy theories … for political gain.”
In fact, Vice President Kamala Harris said just weeks before the presidential election that she “would not trust Donald Trump” to affirm the safety of vaccines in development “and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about.”
Since then, Hannity accused the Biden administration of engaging in “mixed messaging” that has made it “almost impossible to fully track at this point.”
For starters, he cited the shifting goalposts regarding which Americans should wear masks in public — and when.
“Remember Biden then declared a new policy: vax or mask,” Hannity said. “Remember that? Now it’s fax and mask, and vaccine mandates and mask mandates and other draconian new restrictions, and the possibility of yet more shutdowns.”
“The single largest super-spreader event”
In an update last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines under which even fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear masks indoors “in an area of substantial or high transmission.”
The agency is also calling on students, staff, and visitors in public grade schools to mask up regardless of vaccination status.
Although Americans are being expected to comply with increasingly onerous COVID-19 restrictions, Hannity noted that infected migrants are being allowed to flood into the U.S.
“Take a look at our southern border,” he said. “This is by far, nothing close, the single largest super-spreader event in the country that is now still ongoing.”
Hannity concluded his segment by asserting that the situation began to deteriorate on Inauguration day, adding: “We now have well over one million illegal immigrants pouring across the border from all over the world … many infected with COVID-19.”