Vice President Harris says the Biden administration foresaw neither the delta nor the omicron COVID-19 variants.
Both variants are currently present in the United States. The newer omicron variant is highly contagious and is expected to quickly replace the delta strain, which spread over the summer.
“We didn’t see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming,” she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that was published Friday. “We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 18, 2021
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