Biden's African Ban
Category: News & PoliticsBy: vic-eldred • 2 months ago • 115 comments
On Friday of this past week, Biden & his handlers implemented a travel ban on South Africa and seven other African countries over what the World Health Organization has christened as the "Omicron" variant. The WHO was late in detecting it and Biden is not imposing the ban until Monday. Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers from South Africa.
African officials have lashed out at the new travel ban, saying that the continent was again bearing the brunt of panicked policies from Western countries and that vaccine hoarding helped pave the way to this crisis. That must mean that the third worls expects the first world to share the vaccine? Interesting...
Of course, the bigger story is a political one. Trump instituted a travel ban from some of these same countries for many of the very same reasons. Trump at the start of 2020, when COVID-19 began spreading throughout the world, restricted travel from China and an additional six countries including Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Now, a year and a half later, Biden is replicating what he himself called "racist" by implementing his own travel restrictions from African countries.
Biden has used race to get himself elected. He is a race baiter and a hypocrite.
As for the new variant: "After a period of relatively low transmission in which South Africa recorded just over 200 new confirmed cases per day, in the past week the daily new cases rapidly increased to more than 1,200 on Wednesday. On Thursday they jumped to 2,465."