'Patently false': Kamala Harris slammed for blaming SCIENTISTS for Omicron blindside

Harris admitted Biden administration's shortsightedness regarding Covid-19 variants and shifted blame on scientists

                            'Patently false': Kamala Harris slammed for blaming SCIENTISTS for Omicron blindside
Kamala Harris said Biden administration failed to see Omicron coming, and blamed scientists for not being able to anticipate Delta variant (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris sat down with the Los Angeles Times for an interview on December 17 and during the conversation, admitted that the Biden administration didn't expect the Covid-19 virus to mutate into variants that now pose a grave danger and have prolonged the ongoing pandemic. 800,000 Americans have lost their battle against the diseases caused by the virus, and Harris said they underestimated the role misinformation played in this situation. She then seemed to shift the blame on the scientists for which she was lambasted on the Internet. 

“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. “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.” Earlier this year, Joe Biden in a spirited July 4 speech, declared, "While the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: It no longer controls our lives. It no longer paralyzes our nation. And it’s within our power to make sure it never does again.” In her office in the West Wing of the White House, Harris spoke to Noah Bierman on a range of topics including immigration, women's health, and her role as the epoch-making leader. However, she repeatedly circled back to the chief challenge that the Biden-Harris administration is facing and that is the handling of the pandemic which has worsened due to Omicron. 


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'Proof that the blind is leading the blind' says Internet over Harris's comments

The Internet is brimming with comments, majorly trolling Harris for her comments during the LA Times interview and the blame-shifting. "Proof that the blind is leading the blind. Variant after Variant, Booster after Booster all leading to a Variant which evades all Vaccines!" wrote a Twitter user. "Let's be HONEST. KAMALA Harris, and Joe Biden, and ANY OTHER MFer out there that says, "We didn't expect DELTA, or OMICRON" is a very IGNORANT HOOMAN. VIRUSES by Nature Mutate. This is just more proof that we need to elect people to offices from PREZ to SENS that deserve it," read another tweet. "Its been in the news since it was first discovered and Biden did nothing and allowed it into the Us what a terrible job the dimocrats are doing," a third tweeted. 

"@NewsHour survey says ehh wrong again. @JoeBiden is doing a horrible job. All his promises have failed. Inflation is out of control. The supply problem raises prices. Now OMICRON. And @POTUS does nothing to protect Americans. @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris have failed their promise," a fourth commented. "Thankfully for America, this statement is patently false. Even if @VP herself was genuinely too stupid to see delta or omicron coming, I can assure you that literally *every* scientist & MD in the field did explicitly predict this," noted another.