Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country’s woes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all, namely COVID-19.
Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own political woes. The Biden team sees getting more people vaccinated and finally controlling COVID-19 as the key to reviving the country and Biden’s own standing.
But the coronavirus has proved to be a vexing challenge for the White House.
The economy is actually improving, but there are signs COVID-19 will leave its scars even if the pandemic fades. And now there’s a new variant, omicron, to worry about.
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