It was a non-answer that spoke volumes.
In the Joe Biden presidency, even the most minor White House functionary can expect an appearance on a liberal network like MSNBC to be full of softball talking points that are basically meant to support the superiority of the liberal worldview over conservative realities.
So when White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt got hit with an actual question about the real-life consequences of different approaches to controlling COVID-19, he really had no alternative: He choked.
The WH’s Covid adviser, @aslavitt46, is asked why Calif., still in lockdown mode, has numbers that aren’t better than a free state, Florida.
Slavitt: “There’s so much of this virus … that’s just a little beyond our explanation” pic.twitter.com/zZFBugW97r
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 17, 2021