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President Biden having difficulty embracing coronavirus normality

 

February 23, 2022



By Rich Lowry

Joe Biden was the candidate of normality who hasn’t been able to deliver it, particularly on the pandemic.

This is not entirely his fault, obviously. He didn’t create the delta and omicron surges, nor did he — or most anyone else — foresee that the vaccines wouldn’t prevent infections as advertised.

On COVID, though, as on much else, he has been trapped by a commitment to his political base and by a reflexive opposition to everything associated with Donald Trump into an endless emergency posture that isn’t wearing well with time.

Everyone agrees now — after the...



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