People Can’t Find Covid Tests. Biden’s Response: ‘Google it’.

The lack of leadership is astounding.

Lauren Elizabeth
4 min readJan 6, 2022


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We’re rapidly approaching and heading into the third year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Three years of witnessing firsthand how this virus is not only robbing us of so much that makes up the human experience, like traveling, concerts, or even just sitting down with extended family or friends for some pizza, beer, and laughs on a Friday night. It’s been lingering in the back of my mind a lot lately that so much of the past three years of my life have been robbed from me, from all of us, and the death and growing economic despair has only continued to weigh heavier on my conscience.

Of course, it’s difficult to deny that the complete and utter failure of our government to do what’s necessary to keep the American people safe and secure during this pandemic has been a massive factor in the collective trauma that so many of us have felt at some point over the past going on three years. In fact, those of us on the left have made the difficult to deny point that the trauma of the first year of the pandemic was arguably the key factor in President Biden’s electoral victory over Trump.

Unfortunately Biden’s response to covid has been mediocre at best, and that’s putting it mildly.

In the past few months in particular, it’s been increasingly clear that the elites and the corporate interests have grown tired of the pandemic, most notably the measures put in place designed to keep people safe. Even as pediatric covid hospital admissions surge and reach unprecedented levels and our healthcare system is on the verge of collapse in an attempt to keep up with covid cases overall, children are still being forced back into schools. Elected officials such as NYC Mayor Eric Adams can be seen all over social media, gaslighting children and their parents that schools are the safest place to be.

Meanwhile, people can’t even find covid-19 rapid tests.

Biden’s response to the lack of access to testing?: Google it.


Biden is quoted as saying:

“Google ‘COVID tests near me.’ Go there. Google. Excuse me. ‘COVID tests near…



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx