Dr. Rochelle Walensky represents the much-touted “return to competence” embodying the science-driven approach of the Biden administration to COVID-19, in contrast with the Trump administration’s incompetent ignoring of scientific principles.

This week, Dr. Walensky issued a serious warning at her press conference. The steady decline in cases that the US has seen since mid-January has been halted, and, in fact, reversed. “The most recent seven day average of cases, 66,000, is an increase of 3.5% from the prior seven days.” This alarming trend was cited by Dr. Walensky, on Friday, as the reason that the