- Ivermectin Cures Covid
- Jan 6 was “tourism”
- Trump’s not a mobster
- Melania isn’t a plastic surgery ‘fembot’
- Trump won a ‘slandslime’
- Vaccines cause miscarriages
- Bleach tastes like chicken
Red State: Are we all having fun yet? That’s a question that’s going to become front and center as the realities of Joe Biden’s presidency become more apparent.
The stock market is currently collapsing, with the Dow Jones sitting at -926 points as I type this. This, as there was already massive downward pressure on the middle class due to rising inflation. Today’s drop is being pinned on fears that the Delta variant of COVID will depress the economy further, possibly because of more lockdowns.
This is what happens when you have a president and an administration that is absolutely incoherent when it comes to COVID messaging. Had the White House stood up and followed the science, denouncing the idea of future ineffective lockdowns from the beginning, investors wouldn’t be panicking right now. Instead, we have a mishmash of proclamations around how the economy will be treated if cases of the Delta variant continue to grow.
Of course, Biden’s lack of a coherent message also eschews the fact that the vaccine and natural immunity protect against the Delta variant when talking about symptoms and the risk of serious illness and death. With over 60% of the country vaccinated and some large percent also enjoying natural immunity, it is just not likely that we’ll see anything justifying widespread mitigation again. Case numbers are largely irrelevant and have been for a long time.