Sen. John Barrasso: Biden's COVID messaging is muddy and mandates make things worse

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President Biden explicitly campaigned on shutting down the coronavirus pandemic. As a doctor, it’s disturbing to see that under this administration, the opposite has happened. 

New infections were four times higher this past Labor Day than they were on Labor Day 2020. More than 200,000 Americans have died of coronavirus since Joe Biden took office. This is despite the United States administering 389 million shots of coronavirus vaccine, with 55% of our population fully vaccinated.

Faced with these facts, President Biden has angrily defended his record. His attitude toward Americans is aggressive and overbearing.

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We share the goal of wanting Americans to get vaccinated. Yet the president has explicitly blamed the unvaccinated for the enduring pandemic. His divisive approach is based on coercion, not persuasion.

I practiced medicine for more than two decades. Doctors get better outcomes educating patients, not barking orders. President Biden’s own administration shares in the blame for the faltering vaccination effort.

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The administration’s messaging has veered between muddled and malpractice. The start-stop guidance on vaccine approval, mask wearing, and mandates have all harmed the push to

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