Just over a year ago, Jeffrey Zients ratcheted up COVID panic to a level unseen since the earliest says of the pandemic:
He also engineered Biden’s vaccine mandates on healthcare workers, government employees, contractors, the military – and nearly all private sector employees. Only the Supreme Court kept the last from taking effect.
The ban on unvaccinated foreign travelers Zients championed (with an express exemption for “asylum-seekers, of course) is still in effect and has the United States on a tiny list of crackpot countries that still bar entry to billions of people.
The Zient’s approach of fear and mandates bitterly divided the country and turned Operation Warp Speed from a deregulatory success into an authoritarian failure.
For this sterling performance, Biden promoted Zients to the White House Chief of Staff job.