(RepublicanWire.org) – On Saturday, 45th President and 2024 White House contender Donald Trump blasted the Chinese Communist Party for their handling of the Covid-19 virus that spread around the world and killed millions.

“Three years ago, I declared that COVID-19 almost certainly came from the Chinese Wuhan lab. Now, the world is finally admitting the truth,” Trump began. “The cover-up of COVID-19’s origins is one of the greatest scandals in the history of the world. Millions of people all over the planet have died from the China Virus. The cost of the outbreak and the lying about its origins is incalculable, some say in excess of $50 trillion.”

“Now it’s time to hold China—and the corrupt forces who have facilitated this colossal suppression of facts—accountable for the damage they have inflicted upon all of humanity,” he continued. “According to recent reports, the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded a Wuhan lab leak is the likely cause of the pandemic. The FBI reached the same conclusion. The facts are now plain for all to see.”

“When I first suggested in early 2020 that the virus may have come from a lab, it was called ‘racist,’ a ‘conspiracy theory,’ and a claim for which ‘there is no evidence,’” the president explained. “The entire globalist establishment—from the World Health Organization, to the media, to Anthony Fauci and the public health authorities, to the corrupt Silicon Valley tech giants, to Joe Biden—worked relentlessly to silence, censor, and shut down any suggestion that the so-called ‘lab leak theory’ could be true.”

Trump went on to explain that anyone, including scientists, who spoke out against the narrative pushed by the establishment was silenced and banned on social media.

“We all know the real reason for these censorship campaigns. The ‘lab leak’ did not serve their political agendas. So they did the Chinese Communist Party’s dirty work, and effectively imposed China’s propaganda on the Western world,” the 2024 Republican frontrunner wrote. “There must now be a reckoning. The sinister censorship regimes in the United States and throughout the West must be dismantled and destroyed.”

President Trump then went on to explain the World Health Organization’s role in advising him against closing the country to Chinese visitors at the beginning of the pandemic as well as their rejection of the lab leak theory. Ultimately, Trump took the bold step to terminate the U.S.’s relationship with the WHO leading to $450 million returning to the country.

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday insisted that Joe Biden isn’t “Afraid of anything” when asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy why he’s “Afraid of China.”

Jean-Pierre also brought up Biden’s recent visit to Ukraine in an attempt to back up her assertion. After being called on by Jean-Pierre, Doocy asked, “Why is President Biden afraid of China?”

“The President is not afraid of China,” Jean-Pierre shot back as Doocy interjected “Well.” Jean-Pierre ignored him, however, and asked, “Did you see the President last week when we went to Ukraine, went to Kiev?”

Jean-Pierre continued, “Look, this is not a president that’s afraid of anything. It was a historic trip that many of you said was brave. So clearly, this is a president who is not afraid to go to a war zone. He’s not afraid to go there when there’s no military presence on the ground. So there’s nothing that this president fears.”

Doocy wasn’t convinced as he pointed out, “China flew a spy craft over the U.S., the president didn’t really do anything to China, and according to the FBI director, China may have created something that has killed more than 1.1 million people in this country and President Biden is not punishing them.”

Jean-Pierre collected her thoughts and told Doocy, “So you’re giving me two things here, so let’s take them in part.”

“As we talk about the China surveillance balloon, the president did take that down and he did it in a way that as it was on its path, we collected information from it, we protected our national security information on the ground, and we did it in a way that was smart, effective, and also protected the American people, that’s what the president is always going to put froth, is the safety of the American people,” Jean-Pierre insisted.

Jean-Pierre addressed the “COVID origins” question by telling Doocy that they were still working on collecting “the data” in order to “get to the bottom” of the situation.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Fauci, who is stepping down as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after nearly 40 years, is now embracing victimhood.

Elon Musk let it be known over the weekend that a coming installment of the “Twitter Files” will center on the suppression of factual information on Covid-19, vowing that “it is coming bigtime.” He also set his sights on Dr. Anthony Fauci, which launched a spirited defense of the infectious disease expert from the left which included the White House, the media and Hollywood celebrities.

When Fauci was asked in a recent interview about the criticism from Musk, he replied, “I don’t pay attention to that… and I don’t even feel I need to respond.” Fauci went on to say, “…A lot of that stuff is just a cesspool of misinformation, and I don’t waste a minute worrying about it.”

But Fauci would quickly contradict himself when asked if the new Twitter boss put his safety at risk while expressing his standard disdain for those who hold a different opinion of him.

“Of course it’s at risk, that’s why I have armed federal agents with me all the time,” Fauci said, adding that Musk’s criticism “stirs a lot of hate in people who have no idea why they’re hating, they’re hating because somebody [famous] is tweeting about it.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to Musk’s criticism of Fauci by claiming that it’s “dangerous” — this from the camp that regularly likens Republicans to Nazis.

“These attacks, these personal attacks that we’ve been seeing are dangerous — on Dr. Fauci and other public health professionals as well — they are disgusting and they are divorced from reality,” Jean-Pierre said during Monday’s White House briefing.

(RepublicanWire.org) – On CBS Evening News Monday anchor Norah O’Donnell and senior White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe reported on President Joe Biden’s disastrous interview with 60 Minutes Sunday. As part of the report, O’Keefe noted how many of Biden’s statements needed to be corrected or clarified by his handlers afterward. 

Biden was such a trainwreck that O’Donnell opened with this stunning report: “there is fallout tonight after President Biden’s interview with 60 Minutes, comments he made about the pandemic, led stocks of three COVID vaccine makers to plunge, shares falling as much as nine percent.” 

“President Biden’s conclusion on 60 Minutes Sunday that the COVID pandemic has ended prompted push-back from health experts and clarifications from top officials,” O’Keefe noted. 

“Make no mistake, people are still dying. And what the President is saying is that we all want to get back to where we were before COVID,” Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra stated.

 CBS aired a soundbite of Fauci attempting to revive the pandemic by claiming “it is likely that we will see another variant emerge, and there’s already on the horizon.” 

Biden was also asked about whether he plans to run for reelection. 

“You say that it’s much too early to make that decision. I take it the decision has not been made in your own head,”  Pelley remarked.

Biden said, “look, my intentions I said to begin with is that I would run again, but it’s just an intention.

Is it a firm decision, that I’d run again? That remains to be seen.

O’Keefe ended by reporting that “the President also told 60 Minutes the U.S. Military would defend Taiwan against a quote unprecedented attack from China.” 

“White House officials later clarified U.S. White House policy towards Taiwan hasn’t changed. The Chinese called the President’s comments, well they said they sent the wrong signal,” O’Keefe noted before tossing back to O’Donnell. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – After promising to end COVID-19 in his bid for the presidency, President Joe Biden has recently pivoted his stance, acknowledging that the virus will not be eradicated. This repositioning is reportedly an attempt to limit Democrats’ damage in the midterm elections.

The White House and top health officials continue promoting the mask, caution, and vaccination messaging. But in a revealing change in longstanding messaging, Biden officials have also mentioned the innocuous effects of the Omicron variant, supporting schools reopening and accepting the virus spreading as an inevitable occurrence.

This recent shift suggests the Biden administration has acknowledged that, as is commonplace, the Democratic Party will lose seats in the midterm elections. Considering that to gain the majority, Republicans only need one more senate seat and five additional House members, Biden needs to appeal to voters, many of whom are critical of the president’s handling of the pandemic.

According to data released from FiveThirtyEight, Biden’s approval rating continues to decline to new lows, which has likely forced the president to change his stance on declaring “independence” from COVID in the summer of 2021 to acknowledging that COVID-19 would remain in the world.

However, it remains to be seen if Biden’s stance on the unvaccinated will help Democrats in the midterms. As recently as Thursday, Biden said, “the unvaccinated are dying from COVID-19,” before saying that since 210 million Americans had been fully-vaccinated, “the majority of the country is safe from severe COVID-19 consequences.” Biden would also add that although “the number of cases among vaccinated Americans goes up, deaths are down dramatically from last winter.”

On Thursday, when questioned Vice President Kamala Harris about the administration’s changing pandemic strategy, Harris battled to answer convincingly or coherently. Instead, she said, “It is time for us to do what we have been doing in that time as every day,” adding that “every day, it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – The World Health Organization (WHO) recently suggested a booster for healthy children and adults is most likely not needed.

On Tuesday, the specialized agency’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said there is no evidence to currently support the idea that adolescents in good health need an extra dose of the COVID- 19 vaccine. During the news briefing, Swaminathan assured more research is needed to determine who needs the boosters and who doesn’t.

“The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying,” she explained. “Those are our elderly populations, immuno-compromised people with underlying conditions, but also healthcare workers.”

Swaminathan also mentioned the decrease of vaccine immunity over time against the Omicron variant. She confirmed that a group of experts are set to convene this week to discuss boosters and further determine what populations should be considered in receiving them.

However, booster shots have not been completely ruled out according to Dr. Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program. He said there is no answer just yet as to how many more shots people need; potentially two or three more depending on future variants.

Their remarks come about two weeks after the CDC approved booster shots for kids aged 12 to 17. Additionally, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID, called on Americans to “step up their game” and get boosted. He warned the possible deterioration of the two initial shots of the MRNA vaccine as Omicron takes the country by storm.

The Chief Medical Advisor to the U.S. President also said at the very least a shot will be needed every year. Furthermore, Dr. Fauci is pushing for one last shot, which would be a universal vaccine that would potentially protect against all variants after most people have already gotten three shots.

Dr. Paul Offit, member of the FDA Vaccine Advisory Committee, stressed the need for boosters, but admitted they may only offer protection for a couple of months before needing another.

“I think you’re going to be less protected against mild disease and so then the question becomes, if you get a booster dose will (that) likely increase your protection against mild disease?” he questioned. “But then the questions becomes for how long? Will that only be for three-months, six-months, nine-months a year? We’ll see.”

Meanwhile, there is reportedly some concern that too many boosters can affect the immune system in a way that can weaken the effectiveness of future shots.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Yale University wants to make sure that it does everything it can to keep its students safe. They’ve had vaccine and mask mandates all year long. However, neither the vaccines nor the masks seem to be doing its job. As COVID cases have increased across campus, the Ivy League School decided that it would do the unthinkable – quarantine.

Students are now unable to go to restaurants. They’re on lockdown. It’s deliveries and groceries are allowed only across campus – and many are struggling.

Yale Daily News shared the protocol for students. Those starting the spring semester will be required to quarantine in their residences. The only time they can leave is to pick up food or to get a COVID test until they’re able to get the results of their arrival test.

The campus-wide quarantine is set to last until February 7. Considering that we’re more than two weeks away from that date, they’re going way above and beyond anything that the CDC would suggest. Oh, and they’ve already said that they would consider extending the quarantine depending on what the public health conditions look like at the moment.

Students have been told that they cannot visit any New Haven businesses – restaurants or anything else. They can only do curbside pickup.

This is a bold and drastic response to COVID, especially when you look at what’s being done in other parts of the country where COVID rates are a lot higher than they are in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven is dealing with a surge in COVID with a 7-day average of around 2600 cases. In contrast, Miami, Florida is also dealing with a surge, with a 7-day average of around 15,000 cases.

It’s all a difference in how the Democrats versus the Republicans handle things. Connecticut’s governor is a Democrat while Florida’s governor is a Republican. Ned Lamont would assume see everything locked down in an effort to protect.

Are COVID deaths surging? No. Hospitalizations? Not really. It’s why Ron DeSantis is fine with allowing people to maintain freedoms. No one at the University of Miami is being told that they can only do curbside.

We could just trust the process. Vaccinate. Wear a mask. Eat wherever the heck you want because you’re protected. And, if you do end up with COVID, you quarantine for five days. Life goes on.

Yet, Yale is showing that they’re not the smarties that they’ve always claimed to be. Students are learning virtually. In-classroom lectures will begin after the quarantine is up on February 7 unless New Haven continues to be out of control (insert eye roll here) with their COVID cases.

As word has gotten out about what Yale is doing, many on social media have referred to it as “tyranny” and “insane.”

COVID is highly survivable, and the omicron variant generally results in symptoms that are similar to the common cold. Meanwhile, Yale students, who are considered the best of the best, will be forced to order pizza and Chinese takeout since they can’t really leave.

We’ve heard of the Freshman 15 and the Quarantine 15. What kind of weight gain will Yale students see as they’re forced to eat their feelings while in quarantine for the next few weeks? We can only imagine…

(RepublicanWire.org) – Well, folks, it’s long overdue, but we’re here! After all the back and forth, now and only now are health experts and employee groups claiming the CDCs new COVID-19 guidelines have way too many holes in it.

Health experts are worried people will be exiting their isolation period per the CDC and be rapidly infecting everyone while still contagious while running around with a false sense of security. Especially now with the new Omicron variant upon us with very mild symptoms for the most part.

Back in early 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, if anyone had suspicions of being infected with the virus it was recommended that they quarantine for 14 days, which eventually changed depending on whether or not they had symptoms or had been vaccinated

As of Monday, the CDC has changed the guidelines to cut the isolation time in half depending on someone having exposure to a person that had contracted it or if they’ve just had a positive test with no symptoms.

The newest guidelines the CDC has put out do not include receiving a negative test before leaving isolation however it does state that after you have been isolated for 5 days you should wear a mask for the next 5 days.

Is it just me, or is anyone else laughing right about now? We all saw the videos on people vaping with a mask on and how much masks did not help. If anything more of us than not will attest to the fact that we never touched our faces so much in public in our lives.

Not more than that year we were all mandated to wear a mask, for our safety…

After being pressured by business groups due to lack of staff as a result of isolation times, now the CDC has decided it isn’t necessary to quarantine for the original fourteen or Ten days. This was a decision made shortly after deciding healthcare workers didn’t need to be isolated for the full time either.

Does anyone else think if this was for our safety we would still be isolating the whole time?

Studies have shown that people with COVID Pneumonia need to in fact isolate longer due to the infection in their lungs, however, not all patients were being treated with the same measures.

All that should be pointed out here is if we’re noticing the vaccines aren’t preventing us from contracting COVID-19 or spreading it, why are we not re-evaluating vaccine mandates as well? I digress…

With at-home tests being so difficult and near impossible to find, prices are so high people can’t afford to quarantine with no pay and purchase testing kits.

If we are going to shorten isolation days because you showed absolutely no symptoms, that’s one thing and even has science to back it up but to just say 5 days because you were mildly symptomatic that’s a whole other story entirely.

The phrase “mildly symptomatic” is very subjective and not one I would want to hang my hat on. Slowly but surely as time passes it seems as though the CDC isn’t as concerned about the people as much as they claim or as much as we would want them to be.

It appears as though they are more concerned with what is most convenient and what fits their agenda.

If they can shorten isolation time for the sake of keeping people at bay, we know they can drop the vaccine requirements for business people to board planes. It’s not about what’s best for us. It’s more or less what they need to do, to get what they want.

The real and the most alarming question we must ask ourselves is, what do they want?

In an interview with CNN, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, criticized Presidents Joe Biden’s lack of preparedness nearly two years into the pandemic, adding that a lack of testing would be “costly in this holiday season.”

Speaking to CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, Jha expressed frustration that the administration focused on vaccines – which he believed was “terrific” – but had not paid “enough attention to testing.”

In the interview, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins mentioned how Biden acknowledged “pretty bluntly they need to do better when it comes to testing” before also acknowledging the nationwide shortage of at-home tests, saying it was “very difficult to just walk into a store and get one.” The journalist then highlighted what officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who believed the problem would be “solved by mid-January,” which she pointed out was only a few weeks away, said, before asking Jha, “how critical is the window that we’re missing right now for testing?”

In a scathing response, Jha replied that he thought it was “incredibly critical.” The Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health expressed shock that the administration was still dealing with such trivial issues, “almost two years into the pandemic,” before stating that “everyone saw it coming.”

His remarks come as the Biden administration – including Vice President Kamala Harris – have avoided accountability, saying no one could have seen that the virus had different mutations and variants. These remarks seemed to be seconded by Biden, who blamed a lack of demand for testing in the summer months as the reason the administration did not have enough tests for demand as the Omicron variant – which is more infectious than Delta – was spreading rapidly in the country.

(RepublicanWire.org) – There’s no reason to worry about COVID anymore, according to Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post columnist) . She told Americans to “stop agonizing” over Covid 19 cases. Her comments have left people asking why she now has suddenly changed her opinion. Some of her critics have even labeled her a hypocrite. This is because she has blamed former President Trump for the pandemic whenever she has had the chance. However, she had a sudden change of heart when it came to the Biden administration struggles to control the growing omicron surge.

Outkick founder Clay Travis responded to Rubin by saying, “Now that Joe Biden is about to have an all time covid case high set one year into his administration his allies are suddenly arguing cases don’t matter and it’s time to get back to normal for most people. Anyone with a functional brain has been arguing this since last summer.” 

Travis wasn’t alone. Many went to twitter to relay the same message to Rubin.

These tweets are in response to  Rubin’s tweet which said, “As we recognize that covid-19 is not a deadly or even severe disease for the vast majority of responsible Americans, we can stop agonizing over ‘cases’ and focus on those who are hospitalized or at risk of dying.” 

Until recently Rubin was very concerned with Covid 19,  just last year she  went as far as  blaming Trump for the 200,000 deaths while he was in office. Yet, she hasn’t blamed Biden or his administration for their dismal attempts to get the virus under control.