Biden’s Reboot: ‘But, Wait for It.’

by on January 19, 2022 · 5 comments

in Health, Ocean Beach

By Colleen O’Connor

President Biden’s first year anniversary numbers look bleak.

According to the Morning Consult-Politico poll, 68 percent of respondents said that the country is going down the wrong path, while only 32 percent said the U.S. is heading in the right direction.

Once holding positive approval ratings in the 60 percent range, this collapse is significant.

Chief among the concerns are inflation (seen at the gas pump daily); and COVID (seen in the news and neighborhoods daily) and still climbing.

Add to that, Israeli health authorities have found that even the third “booster” shot is insufficient to beat Omicron and any fourth shot is near worthless.

However, the original Omicron huge wave that quickly overwhelmed South Africa, Europe and New York has begun to recede just as quickly, offering some hope.  However, most of the U.S. is still weeks away from that reversal, with breakout cases increasing and some states (read: Florida) have ceasing to even track the numbers.

“If the higher end of projections comes to pass, that would push total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 over 1 million by early spring.

“A lot of people are still going to die because of how transmissible omicron has been,” said University of South Florida epidemiologist Jason Salemi. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better.”

So, what’s a President to do?  Biden will conduct a press conference today at 1 p.m. Pacific time, possibly to reboot his sagging image and offer some hope.

Expect a litany of “what I have done” to open this event.

Yet, the first item on tap should be the new website. You should go there, now. It actually works! And works well.  A rarity in government outreach.

Just click on the blue bar labeled “Order Free At-Home Tests;” then add your name and address (email optional) and click done!  Seconds is all it takes.

And you could get your own test kits, order some for those family, friends and neighbors lacking computer access.

In fact, minus a few glitches in yesterday’s pre-launch test, online traffic hit over a million people at one point.

Join the crowd.  No needed calls to insurance companies or drives to pharmacies or standing in long lines.

Just click on

Doing so could differentiate between the normal flu symptoms and the serious Omicron variant; keep you and yours out of the hospital, reduce the stress on the health care system, and earn the enormous gratitude of fatigued health care staff.

“Anil Dash, CEO of software company Glitch, in a tweet noted the website’s capacity to hold a surge in users, calling it a “really technically impressive pre-launch.”

Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, argued for more sites in libraries and pharmacies, but that “[h]ome delivery of rapid tests is an excellent way of getting tests to people who want them, and it’s a lot simpler than the cumbersome process of insurance.”

But, wait!  There’s more.

The Biden administration will also distribute 400 million free high-quality, non-surgical N95 masks, through pharmacies and community health centers.

Even if you don’t need them now, get them. It is difficult to find the masks and the kits and they are costly.

These variants are going to be with us; possibly forever.

Be prepared.


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Mateo January 19, 2022 at 10:47 am

I want to be on Joe’s side. I want our country to emerge from this pandemic.
Biden’s CDC has never clarified to the public that one does not wear a mask to protect oneself from the transmission of Covid-19, you wear a mask to prevent transmitting the virus to your neighbors, friends and family if you are unaware that you have contracted the virus.
To protect the corporate controlled holiday spending, the CDC updated quarantine guidelines, and the corporate media called it “confusing”. Experts called it irresponsible if not reprehesibly profit driven.
The corporate media has since ran misleading stories condemining the use of “cloth” masks, in order to push the narrative that “K”N95 masks are the “only” answer; when in reality cloth masks are primarily less effective when someone sneezes or coughs, yet cloth masks still provide a degree of protection exponentially greater than no mask. Conveniently, the “KN95” were simultaneously “reported” to be widely available for purchase at Amazon for $2 a pop. While I am sure this was a boost to 3M the manufacturer and opportunist Jeff Bezos, it has had a completely detrimental effect that can be seen everywhere in this city. People have just stopped wearing masks altogether, en masse.


Gravitas January 19, 2022 at 11:28 am

South Bay hospitals just declared “Emergency “. Covid


Gravitas January 20, 2022 at 8:44 am

And then there is this: HOW FAR BEHIND THE U.S. IS!



Gravitas January 25, 2022 at 7:06 am

Here is a DUH!
The survey, conducted by Axios and Ipsos, found that 84 percent of adults in the U.S. strongly or somewhat support the federal government mailing free at-home COVID-19 tests to anyone who requests them.

Additionally, 84 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat support the federal government providing N95 masks to anyone who wants one through pharmacies and health clinics.


Gravitas January 29, 2022 at 8:54 am

K-95 free masks (3 each) from Gov. available at Point Loma Pharma…the one across street from Post Office (not the one next to Jensen’s).


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