Joe Biden’s spokesperson has announced a new policy concerning international travel:
The administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately. The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India.
As the cited article pointed out, Biden previously stated that travel bans won’t stop the virus.
More important, Biden is on record calling President Trump’s announcement of a similar policy banning travel from China “hysteria, xenophobia, and fear mongering.”
Mind you, Biden tweeted this on 2/1/2020, the day after President Trump announced the ban on travel from China, where the pandemic was (allegedly) just beginning.
In February 2020, the world knew little about COVID-19 but one thing we did know is what we saw on TV, coming out of China, where thousands were dying and the Chinese had to construct entire hospitals within days to handle the number of sick and dying patients.
There was no vaccine. Doctors had not yet developed treatments. They didn’t know to put patients in a prone position so they could breathe more easily. They didn’t have the “antibody cocktail” that has been used more recently to save lives, perhaps even President Trump’s life.
Back in Feb. 2020, President Trump wisely acted to save American lives, and Joe Biden called him a hysterical, fear-mongering xenophobe for doing so.
Fast forward to April 30, 2021: In the midst of an alleged wave of anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S., Joe Biden bans travel from an Asian country!
This, despite the fact that science now has several (allegedly) very effective vaccines against COVID-19, millions in the U.S. are now vaccinated, and there are more effective treatments for those who do contract the virus, leading to a very significant boost in survival rates.
Nevertheless, Biden has banned travel from India. Why?
Using Biden’s own standards, we can only assume that it’s because Biden is a hysterical, fear-mongering xenophobe in chief.