Harris “Unexpected Omicron”… AP: “I have doubts about the Biden administration’s response”

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US Vice President Kamala Harris has sparked controversy by remarking that he did not expect the appearance of omicron and delta mutations in COVID-19.

“We didn’t expect a delta mutation to come,” Harris said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on the 17th. said.

He continued, “I didn’t even expect that an omicron mutation would come,” he said.

Vice President Harris also countered that it was not a ‘declaration of victory’ in relation to the criticism raised in the United States that President Joe Biden made the ‘Corona Declaration of Independence’ on the occasion of US Independence Day in July.

“We didn’t win against the coronavirus,” he said. “This virus has killed 800,000 (Americans) and I don’t think anyone can claim victory.”

The Associated Press criticized Harris’ remarks on the 19th, saying it “raised doubts about the Joe Biden administration’s strategy to deal with the coronavirus.”

Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser at the White House, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Vice President Harris’ remarks that he did not expect the possibility of delta and Omicron mutations became controversial.

“The number of corona mutations is huge and nobody expected that there would be so many, but we prepared well and expected mutations,” said Fauci, appearing on NBC.

An anonymous aide for Vice President Harris said on CNN that the Vice President’s remarks lacked a contextual explanation, but “The Biden administration knew that mutation was possible.”

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Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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