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High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Virus Outbreak Biden Blaming COVID
Posted at 3:46 PM, Nov 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-27 18:46:17-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall.

The White House sees a common culprit, namely COVID-19.

Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own political woes.

The Biden team sees getting more people vaccinated and finally controlling COVID-19 as the key to reviving the country and Biden’s own standing.

But the coronavirus has proved to be a vexing challenge. The economy is actually improving, but there are signs COVID-19 will leave its scars. And now there's a new variant, omicron, to worry about.