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CDC Director Desperate To Keep Power

Tries to get governors to close states again.

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The CDC has been at the forefront of the news, and thus at the pinnacle of influence, for over a year now. But the virus, and thus virus regulations, are waning. Hence CDC could lose power and funding. In the world of the federal bureaucracy that means political death and senior bureaucrats would prefer physical death to that.

That’s why the CDC Director is so overwrought. If the pandemic dissipates she goes back to being a relative nobody. So here she lays it on thick. The tears are a nice touch, but over the top. Misted over eyes and a cracking voice would have done the trick better, as it would be a tad harder to call it for the contrived melodrama that it is.

The key part below is where she is going to implore governors to keep states closed or reverse policy and close their states again. That is aimed at Texas and Florida because she knows that once the rest of the nation sees how well Texas and Florida are doing the cat will be out of the bag and she goes back to begging at budget time.

FNC: “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during a White House briefing on Monday warned of ‘impending doom’ amid a recent increase in coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations. Walensky appeared to hold back tears as she expressed concerns the U.S. could soon bear witness to a fourth surge — even as the country has averaged some 2.7 million vaccinations over the past week alone. The U.S. in recent days surpassed 30 million cases of COVID-19, with the 7-day average of new cases around 60,000 — what Walenksy said represents about a 10% increase compared to the previous seven days.” Yup, no Covid, no Covid budget for the CDC.

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“Hospitalizations are up and deaths are slowly starting to rise with about 1,000 deaths per day. Now is one of those times when I have to share the truth and I have to hope and trust you will listen. I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom. We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope, but right now, I’m scared… please hold on a little while longer.” Always good to hear fear coming from a federal leader. And the numbers? Sooo credible, just as they were in New York.

Walensky said that the “trajectory of the pandemic in the U.S. looks similar to other European states” where she insisted there is a “worrying spike in cases. We can change the trajectory if we keep doing the right things. We don’t have the luxury of inaction, [we must] work now to prevent a fourth surge. I worry we will see the surges we saw over the summer and winter again,” she said. Walensky is planning to speak with governors in an effort to prevent them from “opening up too quickly.” Yup, there’s the key. Must keep up the narrative at all costs, lest the scam go down the tubes and the doc lose her clout. Not to mention, the Democrats and the feds lose the unwarranted power they’ve gained because of the virus.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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